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IAUC 6175: 1995P; N Aql 1995

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                                                  Circular No. 6175
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     R. H. McNaught, Anglo-Australian Observatory, reports his
discovery of a supernova (mag about 18) found on a J plate taken
by M. J. Drinkwater with the U.K. Schmidt Telescope (UKST) on May
6.5 UT and located at R.A. = 14h07m14s.33, Decl. = -2o43'32".7
(equinox 2000.0; uncertainty 0".3 in each coordinate), which is
1".3 east and 4".6 north of the galaxy's center.  No star appears
to mag about 19 on a 3-min R film taken by Q. A. Parker with the
UKST on Feb. 27.7.  A nearby star of mag 17 has position end
figures 14s.17, 07".5.
     B. Schmidt, Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
(MSSSO), communicates that a spectrogram was taken with the MSSSO
2.3-m telescope, revealing broad features that are most consistent
with a type-Ia supernova about 6 weeks past maximum; other types
can not be unequivocally ruled out due to the very poor signal of
the spectrum.
     S. Benetti and M. Turatto, European Southern Observatory,
write:  "We have observed SN 1995P on May 30.2 UT with the New
Technology Telescope (+ EMMI) at La Silla under non-photometric
conditions.  A spectrum (range 380-846 nm, resolution 1 nm) closely
resembles those of the type-Ia SN 1994D, about 1 month past maximum
light (cf. Patat et al. MNRAS, in press).  In particular, the
slopes of the continua are similar, indicating that both supernovae
suffered the same amount of reddening.  Broad emissions are
measured at 488, 511, 523, 585, 616, and 688 nm.  SN 1995P is
located 1".1 east and 4".7 north of the nucleus of a lenticular
parent galaxy.  Its redshift, determined from Ca II (H and K), Mg
I, and Na I absorption lines, is 0.056."

     Further to their astrometry on IAUC 6174, R. W. Argyle and L.
V. Morrison, Royal Greenwich Observatory, report photometry
obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle.  Following
are measured V magnitudes (+/- 0.08 mag):  May 9.22 UT, 11.59;
13.21, 11.74; 15.20, 11.75; 18.19, 11.90; 20.19, 11.84; 21.18,
     Visual magnitude estimates:  May 21.958, 11.6 (T. Vanmunster,
Landen, Belgium); 24.032, 11.8 (P. Schmeer, Bischmisheim, Germany);
26.018, 11.8 (L. Szentasko, Veresegyhaz, Hungary).

1995 May 30                    (6175)            Daniel W. E. Green

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