SN 1996x in NGC5061
Position: 13 18 01.13 -26 50 45.3 [2000.0]
Gordon J. Garradd, Loomberah, Australia, and S. Nakano, Sumoto,
Japan, report the independent discoveries of an apparent supernova
in NGC 5061 by Robert O. Evans (Coonabarabran, N.S.W., on Apr. 12.5
UT, mag about 13, visual) and by Kesao Takamizawa (Saku-machi,
Nagano-ken, on Apr. 12.618, mag 13.5, T-Max 400 film),respectively.
R. and Y. Kushida (Yatsugatake) report the following precise
position for SN 1996X from a CCD frame exposed on Apr. 13.480: R.A.
= 13h18m01s.13, Decl. = -26o50'45".3 (equinox 2000.0; mag 14.0),
which is about 52" west and 31" south of the galaxy's centre. From
a CCD exposure on Apr. 13.443, Garradd provides a position for the
supernova with position end figures 01s.14, 46".0. Evans reports
that no object was seen at this position on Mar. 24; Y. Kushida
reports that a patrol film (Technical Pan 6415, limiting mag 15.5)
exposed on 1993 Feb. 24 shows nothing at this position.
Furthermore, no object is present at this location on the digital
sky survey (field taken in May 1976). A nearby field star of mag
about 16 has position end figures 03s.33, 30".5. (IAUC 6380)
CCD image by Mark Armstrong.
1996 April 23.