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Discovery of Supernova Candidate SNF20061019-003

ATEL # 919; The Nearby Supernova Factory: E. Pecontal, G. Rigaudier (Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon), P. Antilogus, S. Gilles, R. Pain, R. Pereira (Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Haute Energies de Paris), C. Buton, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, G. Smadja (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon), G. Aldering, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, S. Bongard, M. J. Childress, S. Loken, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA), R. Kessler (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, IL), C. Baltay, A. Bauer, D. Herrera, D. Rabinowitz (Yale)
on 21 Oct 2006; 1:40 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice (Supernova)
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Subjects: Infra-Red, Optical, Ultra-Violet, Nova, Supernova

The Nearby Supernova Factory reports the discovery of a probable supernova SNF20061019-003 (coordinates RA 00:35:27.81 DEC +02:55:50.7 J2000.0) in UGC 348 (z = 0.014, Schneider et al. 1992 ApJS, 81, 5 via NED) in images obtained October 19.3 UT at an approximate magnitude of 16.0 (calibrated to R) using the QUEST II camera on the Palomar Oschin 48-inch telescope as a part of the JPL Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking component of the Palomar-QUEST Consortium. An image from September 20 shows no object at this position to an approximate limiting magnitude of 20.0 (calibrated to R).

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