Electronic Telegram No. 1928

Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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SUPERNOVA 2009ip IN NGC 7259
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; G. Pignata, Universidad Andres Bello; 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 17.9 +/- 0.3) on an unfiltered image taken on Aug. 26.11 UT with the 0.41-m 'PROMPT 3' telescope located at Cerro Tololo. The new object is located at R.A. = 22h23m08s.26 +/- 0".1, Decl. = -28°56'52".4 +/- 0".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is about 36".2 east and 25".1 north of the center of the galaxy NGC 7259. Additional magnitudes for 2009ip: 2008 Oct. 7.09, [19.0; 2009 Aug. 21.14, [18.0; 24.08, 18.5 +/- 0.4; 28.00; 17.0 +/- 0.3.

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2009 August 29
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Daniel W. E. Green