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IAUC 8353: 2004ch; 2004bu, 2004bw, 2004bz, 2004cb,, 2004cc; POSSIBLE-SNe WEBPAGE

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                                                  Circular No. 8353
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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SUPERNOVA 2004ch IN NGC 5612
     R. Martin, Perth Observatory, reports the discovery of an
apparent supernova (red mag about 16) found on CCD images taken on
May 12.619 and June 1.431 UT with the 0.61-m Perth/Lowell Automated
Telescope in the course of the Perth Automated Supernova Search.
SN 2004ch is located at R.A. = 14h34m06s.27, Decl. = -78o23'09".5
(equinox 2000.0; uncertainty +/- 0".15 in each coordinate), which
is 62".5 east and 8".0 north of the center of NGC 5612.  Nothing
was visible at this location on an image taken on May 12.619
(limiting mag 19).

SUPERNOVAE 2004bu, 2004bw, 2004bz, 2004cb, AND 2004cc
     T. Matheson, P. Challis, and R. Kirshner, Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics, report that a spectrum (range 340-730 nm)
of SN 2004cc (cf. IAUC 8350), obtained by K. Penev on June 10.46 UT
with the F. L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST
spectrograph), shows it to be a supernova, most likely of type I,
but the exact classification is uncertain.  The spectrum appears to
be highly reddened (a Na I D absorption at the host velocity has an
equivalent width of 0.44 nm).  There are peaks near 540 and 580 nm
and absorptions near 560 and 630 nm.
     R. J. Foley, D. S. Wong, M. Moore, and A. V. Filippenko,
University of California, Berkeley, report that inspection of CCD
spectra (range 330-1000 nm), obtained on June 13 UT with the Shane
3-m telescope at Lick Observatory, shows that SN 2004bu (IAUC 8343)
is similar to the peculiar type-Ic supernovae 1998bw and 2002ap
(Foley et al. 2003, PASP 115, 1220), as previously suspected by
Foley et al. (cf. IAUC 8345).  SN 2004bw (IAUC 8345) is of type Ia,
with a spectral-feature age of 7 +/- 2 days after maximum
brightness.  SN 2004bz (IAUC 8350) and SN 2004cb in ESO 445-G20
(IAUC 8350) are also of type Ia, roughly 3 weeks past maximum
brightness.  The highly reddened SN 2004cc is of type Ic, probably
about one week before maximum brightness.

     A possible supernova found only recently on infrared images
taken of NGC 3256 in 1997 by S. Lipari et al. has been posted at
the newly announced 'CBAT Possible-Supernovae Page' (cf. IAUC
8335), following referee recommendations, under the designation
J9711-001 (which indicates its discovery in Nov. 1997).  This
highlights the fact that the page will be useful for various types
of unconfirmed supernova candidates.

                      (C) Copyright 2004 CBAT
2004 June 15                   (8353)            Daniel W. E. Green

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