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[vsnet-campaign-sn 686] SN 2003hv in NGC 1201

Dear SN watchers,

  IAUC 8197 reported the discovery of SN Ia 2003hv (mag about 12.5 on
Sept. 9.5 UT) by the KAIT group.  It is the brightest supernova so far
in this year.  

  The KAIT group discovered a new object on Sept. 9.5 UT image.  It
was confirmed on an earlier image taken on Sept. 1.5, when the object
was mag about 13.0.  The position of the SN is:

  R.A.  =   3h 04m 09s.32
  Decl. = -26o 05' 07".5 (J2000.0),

which is about 17" east and 57" south of the nucleus of a lenticular
(SA(r)0^0^:) galaxy NGC 1201.  The host galaxy is a member of
Eridanus-Fornax group, which has the nearly same distance (a bit
further) as the Virgo cluster.

  The discovery magnitude (and that it rose about 0.5 mag during 8
days) suggest that it is a type Ia SN near maximum.  David Bishop's
page mentioned that it is indeed of type Ia.  The follow-up
photometries are encouraged for this bright object.

Sincerely Yours,
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan

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