SN 1999eg in IC1861
Mark Armstrong discovered his fifth SN in the lenticular galaxy IC 1861.
SN 1999eg is a type II SN and it was discovered at around magnitude 17.5
on an image taken on 1999 October 4. The discovery was announced on IAUC
The following images were submitted by Mark.
G. M. Hurst, Basingstoke, England, reports the discovery by
Mark Armstrong, Rolvenden, of an apparent supernova (mag about
17.5) on an unfiltered CCD frame taken on Oct. 4.078 UT with a
0.30-m reflector in the course of the U.K. Nova/Supernova Patrol.
In response to an alert, N. James, Chelmsford, recorded a very weak
image on Oct. 10.87 (0.3-m reflector). Further images by S.
Foulkes, Ashperton Village, and Armstrong on Oct. 11 confirmed the
presence of the object. Armstrong measured the following precise
position from his latest image on Oct. 11.875: R.A. = 2h53m08s.39,
Decl. = +25o29'24".2 (equinox 2000.0); the discovery image yields
position end figures 08s.45, 23".7. Hurst notes that the object is
absent from the Palomar Sky Surveys, and no candidate appears in
the USNO A2.0 catalogue.