T. Puckett and M. Peoples, Mountain Town, GA, report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag 17.1) on an unfiltered CCD frame (limiting mag 19.2) taken with the Puckett Observatory 0.30-m automated supernova patrol telescope on Apr. 27.39 UT. SN 2001az is located at R.A. = 16h34m27s.71, Decl. = +76o01'46".8 (equinox 2000.0), which is 4".9 west and 0".3 north of the center of UGC 10483. The new object was also present on an unfiltered CCD frame taken on Apr. 28.16, but it does not appear on multiple unfiltered images taken by Puckett from 1999 Aug. to 2000 May, and it does not appear on Palomar Sky Survey images taken on 1994 June 2, 1992 Apr. 10 (limiting mag about 21.0), and 1955 May 20 (limiting mag about 19.7).
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- April 2001