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GMRT radio detection of SN 1996aq at 617 MHz

ATEL # 1974; Sayan Chakraborti (TIFR, Mumbai), Poonam Chandra (RMC, Kingston), Alak Ray (TIFR, Mumbai)
on 17 Mar 2009; 13:03 UT
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Subjects: Radio, Nova, Supernova

We report the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) detection of SN 1996aq at 617 MHz, observed around 2009 March 13, 19:30 UT. The measured flux of the point source at RA 14h 22m 22.75s DEC -00d 23m 23.5s (J2000) is 1.96 +/- 0.17 mJy. Our synthesis map has a resolution of 5 arcseconds and rms 0.09 mJy. Follow-up observations at other wavelengths are planned. SN 1996aq has been detected by the Very Large Array (VLA) in the higher frequency bands (C. Stockdale et al 2009, CBET 1714). We thank Christopher Stockdale for informing us about this radio SN. We thank C. H. Ishwara Chandra and the staff of the GMRT for making this observation possible. GMRT is run by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

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