A. B. Aazami and W. D. Li, University of California at Berkeley, on behalf of LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7514), report the discovery of an apparent supernova on unfiltered CCD images taken on Mar. 11.5 (mag about 17.5) and 12.5 UT (mag about 17.4) with the 0.8-m Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT). SN 2001ab is located at R.A. = 16h19m34s.83, Decl. = +57 37'05".5 (equinox 2000.0), which is 10".9 east and 11".4 north of the nucleus of NGC 6130. A KAIT image taken on 2000 Aug. 15.3 showed nothing at this position (limiting mag about 19.0).
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- March 2001