N. Regnault and O. Perdereau, on behalf of the EROS collaboration (cf. IAUC 6760, 6762), report the discovery of an apparent supernova (V about 20) on Mar. 3 (and confirmed on Mar. 4) on images taken with the Marly 1-m telescope at the European Southern Observatory (ESO). SN 1998U is located at R.A. = 11h36m32s.20, Decl. = -12o07'26".7 (equinox 2000.0), which is 2".4 west and 4".2 north of the host galaxy. Additional images of SN 1998U were obtained on Mar. 6 at the ESO 1.5-m Danish telescope. SN 1998U was not present on a CCD frame taken on 1997 Feb. 2 (limiting mag 22).
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- March 1998