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IAUC 7540: 2000fd; 2000fe; C/1999 T1; 41P

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                                                  Circular No. 7540
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     T. Puckett, Mountain Town, GA; and S. Gauthier, London, ON,
report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag 17.7) on an
unfiltered CCD frame (limiting mag 20.2) taken with the Puckett
Observatory 0.60-m automated supernova patrol telescope on Dec.
8.09 UT.  SN 2000fd is located at R.A. = 0h29m12s.09, Decl. =
+33o06'29".5 (equinox 2000.0), which is 7".3 west and 14".8 north
of the center of UGC 291.  The new object was also present and
confirmed on unfiltered CCD frames taken on Dec. 8.97.  The
candidate does not appear on unfiltered images taken by Puckett
during July 20-Oct. 22, and it does not appear on Palomar Sky
Survey images taken on 1989 Sept. 2 and 3 (limiting mag about

SUPERNOVA 2000fe IN UGC 4870
     M. Schwartz, Cottage Grove, OR; and W. D. Li and A. V.
Filippenko, University of California at Berkeley, on behalf of
LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7514), report the discovery of an apparent
supernova with the Tenagra III 0.5-m automated telescope.  The
object was discovered and confirmed on unfiltered images taken on
Dec. 8.4 (mag about 16.6) and 9.3 UT (mag about 16.4).  SN 2000fe
is located at R.A. =  9h14m55s.15, Decl. = +46o54'02".0 (equinox
2000.0), which is 5".1 west and 9".5 south of the nucleus of UGC
4870.  An image of the field taken with the same telescope on Dec.
5.4 showed nothing at this position (limiting mag about 18.5).  SN
1966A also appeared in UGC 4870.

     Total visual magnitude estimates:  Nov. 23.29 UT, 8.4 (A.
Amorim, Florianopolis, Brazil, 0.14-m reflector); 26.72, 8.5 (M.
Mattiazzo, Wallaroo, S. Australia, 25x100 binoculars); 28.84, 8.1
(Y. Nagai, Yamanashi, Japan, 0.32-m reflector); Dec. 2.83, 8.4 (A.
Pearce, Nedlands, W. Australia, 0.20-m reflector); 4.50, 8.6 (A.
Hale, Cloudcroft, NM, 11x80 binoculars); 5.83, 7.8 (S. Yoshida,
Ibaraki, Japan, 0.25-m reflector).

     Corrigendum.  On IAUC 7536, last line, for  (M. Tsumura,
Wakayama, Japan, 0.32-m reflector).  read  (Nagai).

                      (C) Copyright 2000 CBAT
2000 December 9                (7540)            Daniel W. E. Green

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