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IAUC 7951: 2002ei; 2002ej; C/2002 H8, C/2002 K8, C/2002 K9, C/2002 K10

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                                                  Circular No. 7951
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SUPERNOVA 2002ei IN MCG -01-09-024
      M. Papenkova and W. D. Li, University of California, Berkeley (UCB),
report the LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7906) discovery of an apparent supernova on
unfiltered CCD images taken with KAIT on Aug. 8.5 (mag about 16.5) and 9.4 UT
(mag about 16.6).  SN 2002ei is located at R.A. = 3h16m00s.33, Decl. =
-5d30'07".4 (equinox 2000.0), which is 3".6 west and 10".1 south of the
nucleus of MCG -01-09-024.  A KAIT image of the same field on Feb. 2.2 UT
showed nothing at this position (limiting mag about 19.0).

      Filippenko, R. J. Foley (UCB), Papenkova and B. Swift (UCB) report that
inspection of CCD spectra (range 310-1000 nm) obtained on Aug. 9 UT with the
Shane 3-m reflector at Lick Observatory reveals that the object is a supernova
of type II in its plateau phase.  H-alpha has a well-developed P-Cyg profile;
many Fe II and other lines with such profiles are also visible.

SUPERNOVA 2002ej IN NGC 6324
     T. Puckett, Mountain Town, GA; and B. Kerns, Stanton, ND, report the
discovery of an apparent supernova (mag 17.5) on an unfiltered CCD frame
(limiting mag 19.3) taken with the Puckett Observatory 0.35-m automated
supernova patrol telescope on Aug. 9.11 UT.  The candidate is located at
R.A. = 17h05m22s.62, Decl. = +75d24'24".2 (equinox 2000.0), which is
9".8 west and 1".3 south of the center of NGC 6324.  The new object was
also present and confirmed on unfiltered CCD frames taken on Aug. 10.05,
but it does not appear on unfiltered images taken by Puckett on July 16 and
24 (limiting mag about 20.5) or on Palomar Sky Survey images taken on 1955
May 20 (limiting mag about 20.0), 1992 July 28 and 1993 Aug. 19
(limiting mag about 21.0).

COMETS C/2002 H8, C/2002 K8, C/2002 K9 AND C/2002 K10 (SOHO)
    Further to IAUC 7948, D. Hammer reports measurements for comets detected
on C2 SOHO website images by R. Kracht (C/2002 H8, Meyer group), R. Matson
(C/2002 K8 and K9, Kreutz group) and D. Evans (C/2002 K10, Kreutz group).
The reduced astrometry and orbital elements by the undersigned appear
on the cited MPECs.

    Comet         2002 UT           R.A. (2000) Decl.   MPEC
    C/2002 H8     Apr. 20.811       1 58.5   +12 54     2002-P41
    C/2002 K8     May  25.643       4 11.2   +19 27     2002-P17
    C/2002 K9          25.976       4 12.1   +19 30     2002-P17
    C/2002 K10         30.976       4 31.6   +20 11     2002-P17

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 August 10                 (7951)              Brian G. Marsden

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