Electronic Telegram No. 1650

Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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G. Pignata, J. Maza, M. Hamuy, R. Antezana, L. Gonzalez, P. Gonzalez, P. Lopez, S. Silva, G. Folatelli, D. Iturra, R. Cartier, and F. Forster, Universidad de Chile; B. Conuel, Wesleyan University; and D. Reichart, K. Ivarsen, A. Crain, D. Foster, M. Nysewander, and A. LaCluyze, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on behalf of the CHASE project, report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag approximately 16.4 +/- 0.3) on an unfiltered image taken on Jan. 4.11 UT with the 0.41-m 'PROMPT 3' telescope located at Cerro Tololo. The new object, which was confirmed at mag approximately 15.5 +/- 0.3 in an image taken on Jan. 5.06, is located at R.A. = 4h59m23s.56 +/- 0".1, Decl. = -11°07'50".1 +/- 0".1 (equinox 2000), which is about 9".8 east and 6".1 north of center of the galaxy NGC 1725. Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on 2008 Dec. 23.17 and 29.12 (limiting mag 18.0).

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2009 January 05
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Daniel W. E. Green