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IAUC 8259: 2003la; 2003ky, 2003kz; 2003jb; Corrs

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                                                  Circular No. 8259
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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SUPERNOVA 2003la IN MCG +10-15-89
     Further to IAUC 8257, T. Boles reports the discovery of an
apparent supernova (mag 18.0) on unfiltered CCD images taken on
Dec. 18.031 and 20.868 UT.  SN 2003la is located at R.A. =
10h30m20s.21, Decl. = +61o15'48".5, which is approximately 4".9
west and 1".2 south of the center of MCG +10-15-89.  SN 2003la is
not present on Boles' images from Feb. 22 and May 6 (limiting mag
19.5) or on Digitized Sky Survey red (1991) or blue (1996) plates.
     T. Matheson, P. Challis, and R. Kirshner, Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics, write that a spectrum (range 370-750 nm)
of SN 2003la, obtained by P. Berlind on Dec. 22.50 UT with the F.
L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST spectrograph), shows
it to be a type-II supernova.  Adopting the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic
Database recession velocity of 9233 km/s for the host galaxy, the
expansion velocity derived from the minimum of the H_beta line is
8200 km/s.


SUPERNOVAE 2003ky AND 2003kz
     Matheson et al. add that a spectrum of SN 2003ky (cf. IAUC
8254), obtained by M. Calkins on Dec. 18.54 UT, shows it also to be
a type-II supernova.  Cross-correlation of a spectrum of nearby-
host-galaxy light with absorption-line velocity templates indicates
a recession velocity of 14100 km/s.  Using this value, the
expansion velocity derived from the minimum of the H_beta line is
7000 km/s.  A spectrum of SN 2003kz (cf. IAUC 8257), obtained by J.
Huchra on Dec. 18.54 with the same instrumentation, shows it to be
a type-Ia supernova a few weeks past maximum.  Cross-correlation of
a separate spectrum of the host galaxy nucleus with absorption-line
velocity templates indicates a recession velocity of 15100 km/s.


SUPERNOVA 2003jb IN IC 1065
     A. V. Filippenko, R. Chornock, and R. J. Foley, University of
California, Berkeley, report that inspection of CCD spectra (range
310-1000 nm), obtained on Dec. 22 UT with the Keck I 10-m telescope
(+ LRIS), shows that SN 2003jb (IAUC 8232) is of type Ia, 1.5-2
months after maximum brightness.


CORRIGENDA
     On IAUC 8120, 'Supernovae 2002km-2002ky', the designations of
the supernovae in the text were given inadvertently as 2003
designations.

                      (C) Copyright 2003 CBAT
2003 December 22               (8259)            Daniel W. E. Green

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