Electronic Telegram No. 1926

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SUPERNOVA 2009in IN MCG -02-59-13
G. Pignata, Universidad Andres Bello; J. Maza, M. Hamuy, R. Antezana, L. Gonzalez, P. Gonzalez, P. Lopez, S. Silva, G. Folatelli, D. Iturra, R. Cartier, F. Forster, S. Marchi, and A. Rojas, Universidad de Chile; B. Conuel, Wesleyan University; and D. Reichart, K. Ivarsen, J. Haislip, 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 16.5 +/- 0.3) on an unfiltered image taken on Aug. 25.08 UT with the 0.41-m 'PROMPT 3' telescope located at Cerro Tololo. The new object is located at R.A. = 23h22m35s.32 +/- 0".1, Decl. = -13°05'43".6 +/- 0".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is about 0".3 east and 4".4 south of the center of the galaxy MCG -02-59-13. Additional unfiltered approximate magnitudes for 2009in: Aug. 3.22, [18.0; 11.12, [18.0; 26.07, 16.6; 27.07, 16.3.

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2009 August 27
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Daniel W. E. Green