SN 1996an in NGC1084

Position:  2 46 00.83   -07 34 20.3   [2000.0] 

S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery by Masakatsu Aoki, Tsukioka-cho, Toyama, of a supernova (mag 14) in NGC 1084, found on CCD frames taken on July 27.772 UT with a 0.43-m f/5 reflector. Y. Kushida, Yatsugatake South Base Observatory, provides the following precise position from Aoki's exposure for SN 1996an: R.A. = 2h46m00s.83, Decl. = -7o34'20".3 (equinox 2000.0), which is 15" east and 22" north of the centre of NGC 1084. R.Kushida (Yatsugatake) reports that a frame taken on 1995 Dec. 21 shows no star at the position of SN 1996an. SN 1963P also appeared in NGC 1084.

IAUC 6442 (extract)

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CCD image 1996 September 13. Image by Mark Armstrong.

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