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[vsnet-campaign-sn 663] SN 2003gs in NGC 936

Dear SN watchers,

  As reported on IAUC 8171, R. Evans visually discovered a bright
supernova in NGC 936.  It is a type Ia SN about a week after maximum.

  The discovery magnitude of SN 2003gs was mag 14.0 on July 29.75 UT,
and confirmed at visual mag 13.8 on the following night (July 30.75
UT).  The position of new object measured by the undersignd with an
unfiltered CCD image taken by T. Dobosz is R.A. = 2h27m38s.36, Decl. =
-1 09'35".4, which is about 13" east and 15" south of the center of
NGC 936, a barred-spiral (SB(rs)0+) galaxy.  The SN is located at the
south side of the bar.

  There are many background galaxies (belonging to the further
cluster) around NGC 936.  The recession velocity of NGC 936 (1430
km/s; from the NED) suggests that it is considerably nearby object.  

  The CTIO spectrum taken on July 30.4 revealed that it is type Ia
supernova, about a week after maximum light.  It can be a good target
after midnight (in Cetus, near Mira) for some weeks. 

Sincerely yours,
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan

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