M. Modjaz and W. D. Li, University of California at Berkeley, on behalf of LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7514), report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag about 16.5) on an unfiltered image taken with the 0.8-m Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT) on Jan. 6.5 UT (confirmed on several images taken on Jan. 9.5 under poor weather conditions). The new object is located at R.A. = 13h17m20s.05, Decl. = +20o38'09".8 (equinox 2000.0), which is 4".3 east and 7".7 south of the nucleus of IC 867. A KAIT image of the same field taken on 2000 June 20.2 showed nothing at this position (limiting mag about 19.0).
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- January 2001