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Special Notice #95: SN 2008Q in NGC 524

February 5, 2008: Supernova 2008Q (Villi et al. 2008, CBET 1228; Stanishev 2008, CBET 1232) is a bright supernova of type-Ia in the S0 galaxy NGC 524. On 2008 January 29, Stanishev classified this as a type-Ia approximately one week prior to maximum. Stan Howerton (Arkansas City, Kansas) reports an estimate for SN 2008Q at m(vis) = 13.7 on the night of 2008 February 4/5 local time (approximate JD 2454501.75). Further observations of this type-Ia supernova are encouraged.

SN 2008Q is located at RA: 1 24 57.23 , Dec: +9 33 01.5 (J2000)

Comparison stars are available for this field, and charts may be plotted using VSP and the coordinates above:

http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/

This object is not currently in VSX but will be searchable shortly with the name "SN 2008Q", and data should be submitted with this name.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton.

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