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[vsnet-campaign-sn 487] SN II 2002gw

Dear SN watchers,

In [vsnet-obs 41955] (Oct. 20):
>SN2002gw  20020912.052  <185C  MLF
>SN2002gw  20021011.633   183C  KIt (prediscovery)
>SN2002gw  20021013.27    173C  DTa
>SN2002gw  20021015.0     173C  DTa
>SN2002gw  20021016.027   176:C MLF
>SN2002gw  20021016.832   176C  MLF
>SN2002gw  20021017.92    178C  MLF
>observer (new); DTa: Takao Doi
># NGC 922, a host galaxy of SN 2002gw, is a barred-spiral (SB(s)cd
># pec) galaxy with odd-shaped disk region.  The position of SN is R.A.
># = 2h25m02s.97, Decl. = -24o47'50".6 (J2000.0, by Doi), which is
># about 21" west and 33" south of the nucleus of NGC 922.  The
># expected maximum of typical SN Ia is mag about 14.8.  
># First discoverer is Takao Doi, a Japanese astronaut who lives in
># Texas.  This is his first discovery.  Berto Monard discovered it
># independently.  Congratulations, Takao and Berto!

  Spectra of SN 2002gw taken by S.Shectman and M. Hamuy with Las
Campanas 6.5-m telescopes on Oct. 24-25 revealed that it is type II SN
with a high expansion velocity (9300 km/s) (IAUC 8001).

Sincerely Yours,
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan

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