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AAVSO Alert Notice 299

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VARIABLE STAR OBSERVERS
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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 299 (January 7, 2003)

SUBJECT: 0242-30B SUPERNOVA 2003B NEAR NGC 1097

0242-30B SUPERNOVA 2003B NEAR NGC 1097 (FORNAX)

Event: Supernova

Discovered By: R. Evans, Hazelbrook, N.S.W. (IAUC No. 8042)

Discovery Magnitude: ~15.0 visual (0.41-m reflector; IAUC No. 8042)

Discovery Date: January 5.5 UT (IAUC No. 8042)

R.A. of NGC 1097 (2000): 02h 46.3m Decl. of NGC 1097 (2000): -30o 17' (IAUC No. 8042)

Supernova Position: 90" west and 175" north of the nucleus of NGC 1097 (Also see Note 1; IAUC No. 8042)

Spectrum: Resembles that of a type-II supernova <2 - 3 weeks past maximum (IAUC No. 8042)

AAVSO Chart(s): Thompson & Bryan Supernova Search Chart with the addition of USNO A2.0 magnitudes

for full 300 dpi image
   http://www.aavso.org/charts/FOR/NGC_1097/SN2003B.GIF

for web browser printable image
  http://www.aavso.org/cgi-bin/shrinkwrap.pl?path=/charts/FOR/NGC_1097/SN2003B.GIF

Report Object to the AAVSO as: 0242-30B SN 2003B

Observations Reported to the AAVSO: January 06.5100 UT, 15.2:, T. Cragg, Coonabarabran, N.S.W.

Notes: 1. Evans reports that the supernova is also located 40" due east of the nearby small elliptical galaxy NGC 1097A (IAUC No. 8042).
2. See the full announcement in International Astronomical Union Circular (IAUC) No. 8042.

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Many thanks for your valuable astronomical contributions and your efforts.

Good observing!

Kerriann H. Malatesta
Technical Assistant

On behalf of
Janet A. Mattei
Director

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