SN 1996bo in NGC673
Position: 01 48 22.80 +11 31 15.8 [2000.0] (Garadd)
Mark Armstrong, Assistant Coordinator of the UK Nova/Supernova
Patrol, reported to the Editor in the early hours of Oct 23 that
he had imaged a possible new object in NGC 673. The object of
mag 15 and about 10" E of the nucleus was recorded using a 0.26-m
reflector + CCD. These "before" and "after" images show the new object.
In response to an e-mail from the Editor, M. Turatto and
S. Benetti, European Southern Observatory (ESO) obtained spectral
confirmation and their
spectrograph confirms that this is a supernova of type Ia, about
1 week before maximum.
CCD image. 1996 October 29.