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Swift Observations of SN 2008A

ATEL # 1351; S. Immler (NASA/UMCP/GSFC), P. Milne (U of Arizona), and P. J. Brown (PSU), on behalf of the Swift satellite team
on 9 Jan 2008; 21:15 UT
Password Certification: Stefan Immler (immler@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov)

Subjects: Optical, Ultra-Violet, Nova, Supernova

Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) observed the peculiar Type Ia SN 2008A (CBET #1193, CBET #1198) on 2008-01-07.58 UT and 2008-01-09.38UT. The following UVOT magnitudes were measured for these two epochs: v = 16.5 (634 s exposure time), 16.4 (337 s), b = 16.6 (113 s), 16.5 (337 s), u = 16.2 (285 s), 16.2 (337 s), uvw1 [181-321nm] = 17.7 (634 s), 17.7 (676 s), uvm2 [166-268 nm] = 19.1 (328 s), 19.1 (936 s), and uvw2 [112-264 nm] = 19.1 (454 s), 19.0 (1350 s). The magnitudes have not been corrected for extinction. Due to possible contamination with a nearby bright star, errors are estimated to be 0.2 mag each.


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