August 16, 2007: As published in CBET 1034 by D. Madison and W. Li, Supernova 2007gr was discovered at magnitude 13.8 by KAIT on August 15.53 UT, and is currently at magnitude 13.5 on August 16.47. It is located in the bright spiral galaxy NGC 1058, approximately 30 arcseconds northwest of the nucleus.
The coordinates of the supernova are (J2000):
RA: 02:43:27.98 Dec: +37:20:44.7
We do not currently have a comparison stars for this object, but a chart may be plotted using VSP: http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/ Please document any and all comparison stars used to make visual estimates or perform instrumental photometry. We note that NGC 1058 was host to two prior supernovae: SN1961V and SN1969L.
This special notice was prepared by M. Templeton and A. Henden.
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