M. Hamuy, Las Campanas Observatory, reports that a spectrum (range 360-900 nm) of SN 2004Q (cf. IAUC 8281), obtained on Feb. 5.30 UT with the Clay 6.5-m telescope (+ LDSS-2), shows that this is a young type-II supernova characterized by a blue continuum with low-contrast H_alpha, H_beta, and He I 587.6-nm lines exhibiting P-Cyg profiles.
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- February 2004