Electronic Telegram No. 2022

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SUPERNOVA 2009le IN ESO 478-6
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 16.6 +/- 0.3) on an unfiltered image taken on Nov. 16.14 UT with the 0.41-m 'PROMPT 1' telescope located at Cerro Tololo. The new object, which is also present at mag approximately 16.1 +/- 0.3 in an image taken on Nov. 17.01, is located at R.A. = 2h09m17s.14 +/- 0".1, Decl. = -23°24'44".8 +/- 0".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is about 15".4 west and 10".0 north of the center of the galaxy ESO 478-6. Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Oct. 9.19 and Nov. 9.16 (limiting mag 18.5).

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2009 November 17
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