SUPERNOVA 2008an IN UGC 10936
J. Newton, Portal, AZ, U.S.A; and T. Puckett, Ellijay, GA, U.S.A.,
report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag 17.3) on unfiltered CCD
images (limiting mag 19.7) taken with a 0.40-m reflector at Portal, AZ, on
Feb. 24.52 UT in the course of the Puckett Observatory Supernova Search.
The new object was confirmed at mag 17.2 on co-added images (limiting mag
19.1) taken by T. Orff on Feb. 25.48 with a 0.40-m reflector at Portal, AZ.
SN 2008an is located at R.A. = 17h38m28s.18, Decl. = +61o02’13".7 (equinox
2000.0), which is 4".9 east and 9".8 south of the center of UGC 10936.
Nothing is visible at this position on images taken by Puckett on 2007 May
23 (limiting mag 19.0).
NOTE: These ‘Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams’ are sometimes
superseded by text appearing later in the printed IAU Circulars.
(C) Copyright 2008 CBAT 2008 February 26 (CBET 1268) Daniel W. E. Green
Paul provided an older dss plate of this object and I used Registar to register both images and create an animiated GIF.
To place this object in perspective, the full field-of-view image is shown below: