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IAUC 7944: 2002 O6; 2002eg

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                                                  Circular No. 7944
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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COMET 2002 O6
     M. Suzuki, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, reports the discovery
of a comet on publicly accessible images taken with the SWAN
instrument on the SOHO spacecraft on July 25 and 27 UT. Prediscovery
images were found on images taken as early as July 13. Visual
confirmation has been reported by A. Hale, Cloudcroft, New Mexico,
with a 0.20-m reflector (coma diameter 4'; magnitude measurement
hampered by twilight, moon and clouds). CCD frames taken by
J. Broughton, Reedy Creek, Australia, with a 0.25-m reflector also
confirm the object's cometary nature.

     2002 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     July 13          1 56         -34           12     Suzuki
          16          2 08         -33           11       "
          18          2 11         -31           11       "
          20          2 25         -29           10       "
          25          2 53         -25            9       "
          27          3 10         -22            9       "
     Aug.  1.451      3 53.73      -13 58.7       9.5   Hale
           1.468      3 53.92      -13 56.2               "
           1.72946    3 56 52.38   -13 15 29.2   13.2   Broughton
           1.73076    3 56 53.28   -13 15 17.0   13.1     "
           1.73191    3 56 54.03   -13 15 06.5   13.1     "


SUPERNOVA 2002eg IN UGC 11486
     E. Sanders, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada, reports the discovery of an apparent
supernova in R band CCD frames taken with the Plaskett 1.82-m
reflector on July 26.34 (R mag about 17.5) and 28.30 UT.
W. D. Li, University of California at Berkeley, reports the
confirmation of SN 2002eg on LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7906) KAIT CCD
frames on July 24.3 UT (mag about 19), 29.3 (mag 18.1), and
Aug. 1.3 (mag 17.7). The object does not appear in KAIT images
on July 18.3 (limiting mag 19.5). The following position is from
KAIT images: R.A. = 19h49m47s.25, Decl. = +50o41'53".6 which is
15".1 west and 7".2 north of the center of UGC 11486. UGC 11486
is also the host galaxy of SN 2002dv (cf. IAUC 7930).

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 August 1                  (7944)          Carl W. Hergenrother

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