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IAUC 7963: 2002eu; 2002ej; C/2002 Q6, C/2002 Q7, C/2002 Q8

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                                                  Circular No. 7963
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     D. Weisz and W. D. Li, University of California at Berkeley,
report the LOTOSS (cf. IAUC 7906) discovery of an apparent
supernova on an unfiltered KAIT CCD image taken on Aug. 30.4 UT
(mag about 17.4).  The new object was confirmed on an earlier image
taken on Aug. 25.4 (mag about 18.8).  SN 2002eu is located
at R.A. = 1h49m43s.60, Decl. = +32o37'43".0 (J2000.0), which is
10".5 east and 11".5 north of the nucleus of an anonymous galaxy.
A KAIT image taken on Aug. 20.4 showed nothing at this position
(limiting mag about 19.0).

SUPERNOVA 2002ej IN NGC 6324
     S. Desidera, E. Giro, A. Della Valle, S. Benetti, G. Altavilla,
A. Pastorello, and M. Turatto, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova;
and E. Cappellaro, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, write:
"A noisy spectrum (range 400-780 nm, resolution 2.5 nm) of SN
2002ej (cf. IAUC 7951), obtained on Aug. 30.0 UT with the Asiago
1.82-m telescope (+ AFOSC), shows that it is a type-II supernova,
about two weeks after maximum brightness.  The spectrum is
dominated by a broad H_alpha line with a P-Cyg profile, from which
an expansion velocity of about 8100 km/s is deduced (assuming the
NED recession velocity of 4866 km/s for the parent galaxy)."

COMETS C/2002 Q6, C/2002 Q7, C/2002 Q8 (SOHO)
     Further to IAUC 7956, D. Hammer reports measurements for three
additional comets found by X. Leprette (C/2002 Q6), J. Sachs
(C/2002 Q7), and X.-M. Zhou (C/2002 Q8) on SOHO website C2 images;
C/2002 Q7 was also seen in C3 coronagraph images.  C/2002 Q7 is a
Kreutz sungrazer, and C/2002 Q8 appears to be a member of the
Kracht group (cf. IAUC 7952).  The reduced astrometry and orbital
elements by B. G. Marsden appear on MPEC 2002-Q46.

    Comet         2002 UT           R.A. (2000) Decl.
    C/2002 Q6     Aug. 23.451      10 00.1   +11 17
    C/2002 Q7          23.696       9 41.1   + 9 49
    C/2002 Q8          26.018      10 11.6   +11 44

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 August 31                 (7963)            Daniel W. E. Green

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