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Special Notice #78: SN 2007oc in NGC 7418A

November 3, 2007: The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (see CBET 1114) has announced the discovery of supernova SN 2007oc in the southern galaxy NGC 7418A. The galaxy was discovered at magnitude 13.6 on November 3.06 UT (approx JD 2454407.5). The supernova has since been detected on an image taken October 23.09 (approx JD 2454396.6) at magnitude 13.3, and is therefore in its declining phase.

The J2000 coordinates of the supernova are given as

RA: 22 56 41.77    Dec: -36 46 22.3

No information was given about the type, and we do not have a sequence immediately available.

Further details will be issued via an Alert Notice if required.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton.

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