SN 1999eg in IC1861

Mark Armstrong discovered his fifth SN in the lenticular galaxy IC 1861. SN 1999eg is a type II SN and it was discovered at around magnitude 17.5 on an image taken on 1999 October 4. The discovery was announced on IAUC 7275.
G. M. Hurst, Basingstoke, England, reports the discovery by Mark Armstrong, Rolvenden, of an apparent supernova (mag about 17.5) on an unfiltered CCD frame taken on Oct. 4.078 UT with a 0.30-m reflector in the course of the U.K. Nova/Supernova Patrol. In response to an alert, N. James, Chelmsford, recorded a very weak image on Oct. 10.87 (0.3-m reflector). Further images by S. Foulkes, Ashperton Village, and Armstrong on Oct. 11 confirmed the presence of the object. Armstrong measured the following precise position from his latest image on Oct. 11.875: R.A. = 2h53m08s.39, Decl. = +25o29'24".2 (equinox 2000.0); the discovery image yields position end figures 08s.45, 23".7. Hurst notes that the object is absent from the Palomar Sky Surveys, and no candidate appears in the USNO A2.0 catalogue.
The following images were submitted by Mark.

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