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IAUC 8639: 2005kz, 2005la

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                                                  Circular No. 8639
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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SUPERNOVAE 2005kz AND 2005la
     Two supernova discoveries have been reported from unfiltered
CCD frames:  2005kz by T. Puckett and G. Sostero (via the 0.60-m
automated supernova patrol telescope in Ellijay, GA; cf. IAUC 8635),
and 2005la by R. Quimby and P. Mondol (via the 0.45-m ROTSE-IIIb
telescope at the McDonald Observatory; cf. IAUC 8622).

SN      2005 UT      R.A.  (2000.0)  Decl.    Mag.     Offset
2005kz  Dec.  1.03  19 00 49.82  +50 53 01.8  18.7  15".6 E, 9".5 N
2005la  Nov. 30.51  12 52 15.68  +27 31 52.5  17.6  6" W, 6" S

Additional approximate magnitudes for 2005kz in MCG +08-34-32:  Nov.
1, [20.0; Dec. 1.99 UT, 18.2.  Additional approximate magnitudes
for 2005la in KUG 1249+278:  2004 Dec. 15, [19.0; 2005 Jan. 16,
[19.0; Dec. 1.49, 17.6.  Quimby adds that the position tabulated
above for 2005la has uncertainty +/- 0".8.
     A. V. Filippenko and R. J. Foley, University of California,
Berkeley; and T. Matheson, National Optical Astronomy Observatory,
report that inspection of a CCD spectrogram (range 330-930 nm),
obtained on Dec. 4 UT with the Keck I 10-m telescope (+ LRIS),
shows that SN 2005kz is of type Ic, perhaps 1 week after maximum
brightness, with a peculiar spectrum resembling those of SN 1998bw
(Patat et al. 2001, Ap.J. 555, 900) and SN 2002ap (Foley et al.
2003, PASP 115, 1220).  The Ca II near-infrared triplet has an
unusually broad absorption trough, thoroughly blended with the O I
777.4-nm line.
     Filippenko, Foley, and Matheson add that inspection of a CCD
spectrogram (range 400-900 nm), obtained by J. Cooke and J. C.
Berrier (University of California, Irvine) on Dec. 3 UT with the
Keck II 10-m telescope (+ DEIMOS), shows that SN 2005la is a
peculiar type-II/Ib supernova:  "In addition to relatively weak,
narrow hydrogen Balmer lines having P-Cyg profiles, the spectrum
exhibits narrow He I lines with P-Cyg profiles dominated by the
emission component.  The recession velocity of the host galaxy is
5570 km/s, based on narrow H_alpha from nearby H II regions.  The
supernova expansion velocity, determined from the minima in the
absorption components, is about 1700 km/s.  The FWHM of the
emission components is about 1800 km/s.  We have previously not
encountered a supernova spectrum having these characteristics.
Further monitoring of the object is encouraged."

                      (C) Copyright 2005 CBAT
2005 December 4                (8639)            Daniel W. E. Green

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