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IAUC 7744: 2001fg; 2001fh; N SMC 2001

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                                                  Circular No. 7744
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     D. Vanden Berk and B. Wilhite, Experimental Astrophysics
Group, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, report the detection
of an apparent supernova by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in
images taken with the SDSS 2.5-m telescope on Oct. 15.15 UT.
Magnitudes derived for the new object are u = 21.16, g = 19.20, r =
17.87, i = 18.17, z = 17.86 (dereddened for Galactic extinction
using the values given by Schlegel et al. 1998, Ap.J. 500, 525).
SN 2001fg is located at R.A. = 21h12m45s.23, Decl. = -0 52'36".2
(equinox 2000.0), which is 3" west and 4" south of the nucleus of a
galaxy having position end figures 45s.45, 32".3.  Follow-up
observations taken at the Apache Point Observatory 3.5-m telescope
on Oct. 31.1 by A. Miceli, C. Stubbs, and B. Lawton confirm the
existence of the new star.  SN 2001fg is not present in images
taken by the SDSS on June 15.3 (limiting mag r approximately 23.0).

SUPERNOVA 2001fh IN PGC 66592
     P. Martin and W. D. Li, University of California at Berkeley,
report the discovery by LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7514) of an apparent
supernova in unfiltered images taken with the Katzman Automatic
Imaging Telescope (KAIT) on Nov. 3.2 (mag about 17.2) and 5.2 UT
(mag about 16.9).  SN 2001fh is located at R.A. = 21h20m42s.50,
Decl. = +44o23'53".2 (equinox 2000.0), which is 0".6 east and 6".3
south of the nucleus of PGC 66592.  A KAIT image taken on Oct. 27.2
showed nothing at this position (limiting mag about 19.5).

     W. Liller,  Vina del Mar, Chile, provides the following
improved position for this nova (IAUC 7738):  R.A. = 0h46m27s.56
+/- 0s.19, Decl. = -73o29'46".2 +/- 0".6 (equinox 2000.0).
     G. L. Bosch, R. H. Barba, and N. I. Morrell, Observatorio
Astronomico, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, report that echelle
spectroscopy (range 460-780 nm, resolution 0.04 nm) obtained of the
nova at CASLEO Observatory on Oct. 26.149 UT shows strong,
low-excitation emission lines of H, Fe II, [O I], O I, Na I, and
possibly [Ni I] with broad P-Cyg profiles.  Terminal wind
velocities measured from the absorption-profile edge in H-beta
indicates expansion of up to 1800 km/s, while Fe II and Na I lines
show a slower expansion velocity of 950 km/s.  The FWHM of the
H-alpha emission was about 1400 km/s.

                      (C) Copyright 2001 CBAT
2001 November 5                (7744)            Daniel W. E. Green

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