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Discovery of Supernova Candidate by CFHT-COVET

ATEL # 1526; M. M. Kasliwal (Caltech), R. Quimby (Caltech), D. A. Howell (UToronto), M. H. van Kerkwijk (UToronto), S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech)
on 15 May 2008; 17:01 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Request for Observations, Nova, Supernova, Transients

Continued search by CFHT-COVET (ATEL 1487, ATEL 1519) reveals another optical transient on UT 2008 May 13.366 :

   Name          | RA(J2000)    | Dec(J2000)  | Mag (r')   | Offset from host |    
COVET-080513A | 12h42m21.09s | 11d59m49.5s | 21.3 | 0.6"W, 0.5"N |
The offset from the barred spiral host suggests this is a supernova candidate. This transient was also detected on May 10 at r'=20.8. Follow-up spectroscopy is encouraged.

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