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IAUC 7571: V445 Pup; 2001I; 2001G

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                                                  Circular No. 7571
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     R. M. Wagner, LBT Observatory; G. Schwarz, Steward Observatory,
and S. G. Starrfield, Arizona State University, report:  "Spectra
(range 320-960 nm, resolution 0.85 nm) of V445 Pup were obtained on
Jan. 19.31 UT with the Bok 2.3-m telescope (+ Boller & Chivens
spectrograph) on Kitt Peak.  The spectrum has changed little since
our previous report (IAUC 7556).  In addition to the features
present in our earlier spectrum, emission lines of Fe II 325.5- and
327.7-nm; O I 747.7-, 777.4-, 822.7-, 844.6-, 882.0-, and 926.4-nm;
Mg I 383.5-, 517.8-, 552.8-, 880.7-, and 892.4-nm; Mg II 789.0-,
823.2-, and 922.6-nm; N I 821.2-, 869.2-, 905.0-, and 939.6-nm; C I
833.5-, 908.8-, and 940.6-nm; and Ca II 393.3-, 396.8-, 849.8-,
854.2-, and 866.2-nm are also present, superposed on a blue
continuum.  Some of these features exhibit P-Cyg profiles.
Hydrogen lines arising from both the Balmer and Paschen series, as
well as He II 468.6-nm, are very weak or absent (cf. IAUC 7556,
7559).  A weak absorption line at 578.0 nm with an equivalent width
of 0.12 nm may be partially interstellar, implying E(B-V) </= 0.8
mag.  Apart from the absence of the Balmer lines, the overall
spectrum resembles 'Fe II'-class novae early in their evolution
(Williams et al. 1994, Ap.J. Suppl. 90, 297).  However, the
apparent presence of He I (IAUC 7556, 7559) and a blue continuum,
appearing simultaneously with permitted lines arising from neutral
and low-ionization species, is not typical of these novae at such
an early evolutionary phase."

     A. V. Filippenko and R. Chornock, University of California,
Berkeley, report that inspection of CCD spectra (range 330-1000 nm)
of SN 2001I (cf. IAUC 7563), obtained on Jan. 23 UT with the Shane
3-m reflector at Lick Observatory, reveals that the object is a
type-IIn supernova.  Strong hydrogen Balmer (and much weaker He I)
emission lines are superposed on a nearly featureless, blue

SUPERNOVA 2001G IN MCG +08-17-43
     Corrigendum.  On IAUC 7569, for  SUPERNOVA 2001G IN IC 677
read  SUPERNOVA 2001G IN MCG +08-17-43

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2001 January 24                (7571)            Daniel W. E. Green

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