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IAUC 8680: 2006R-2006T, 2006V, 2006X, 2006al, 2006am, 2006an

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                                                  Circular No. 8680
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SUPERNOVAE 2006R-2006T, 2006V, 2006X, 2006al, 2006am, 2006an
     Two new supernovae have been reported from unfiltered CCD
images:  2006am in NGC 5630 by E. Lee and W. Li (LOSS/KAIT; cf.
IAUC 8669), and 2006an by R. Quimby and F. Castro, University of
Texas (0.45-m ROTSE-IIIb telescope; cf. IAUC 8622).

SN      2006 UT      R.A.  (2000.0)  Decl.    Mag.     Offset
2006am  Feb. 22.53  14 27 37.24  +41 15 35.4  18.5  7".5 E, 6".8 N
2006an  Feb. 21.27  12 14 38.68  +12 13 46.9  17.9  1" W, 1" S

Additional KAIT magnitudes for 2006am:  2005 July 4.21 UT, [19.5;
Feb. 23.55, 18.5; 24.54, 18.5.  SN 2005dp also appeared in NGC 5630.
A co-addition of images taken between 2004 Dec. 15 and 2005 June 8
shows nothing at the location of 2006an, with limiting mag about
19.0; 2006an was also detected on 2006 Feb. 26.27 at mag about 17.7.
The positional uncertainty for 2006an above is estimated as +/-
0".6; the specified offset is with respect to a galaxy that is not
significantly detected in the ROTSE-IIIb data, but it appears at
mag r = 21.9 in SDSS data with position end figures 38s.73, 47".7.
SN 2006an is a type-Ia supernova (cf. CBET 413).
     S. Blondin, M. Modjaz, R. Kirshner, and P. Challis, Harvard-
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, report that a spectrogram
(range 350-740 nm) of SN 2006am, obtained on Feb. 27.49 UT by P.
Berlind with the Mt. Hopkins 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST), shows it to
be a type-IIn supernova.  The spectrum consists of a blue continuum
and Balmer emission lines, with a narrow component of about 300-400
km/s (FWHM) superposed on a weaker and broader component of about
2000 km/s (FWHM), after removing the NED recession velocity of 2694
km/s for the host galaxy (from The Updated Zwicky Catalog,
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/uzc/).  SN 2006al is a type-Ia supernova
(CBET 411).  SNe 2006R and 2006S (cf. IAUC 8664) were found to be
type-Ia supernovae within a week of maximum on Jan. 28-29 (CBET 382,
383).  SN 2006T (cf. IAUC 8666) was found on Feb. 2 to be an
apparently young type-II/IIb event (CBET 386); SN 2006V (cf. IAUC
8667) was a type-II supernova past maximum on Feb. 7 (CBET 392).
     A spectrogram of SN 2006X (cf. IAUC 8667) taken on Feb. 8.35
UT shows the object to be an early type-Ia supernova (cf. R. Quimby
et al., CBET 393).  A ROTSE-IIIb telescope image yielded the
following position for 2006X:  R.A. = 12h22m53s.88, Decl. =
+15o48'31".9 (equinox 2000.0; uncertainty +/- 0".6).  Approximate
ROTSE-IIIb unfiltered CCD magnitudes for 2006X:  2005 June 8, [19.0;
2006 Feb. 1.332, [17.9; 7.31, 15.3.

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2006 February 28               (8680)            Daniel W. E. Green

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