Supernova Discovery 31/1/2002

A supernova has been discovered in M74, announced on IAU Circular 7810 today. The position is 1 36 23.9 +15 45 13 (2000), about 4'.5 west and nearly 2' south of the centre of the galaxy. Reported to be about mag. 14. Obviously this could become quite bright if it is a type Ia event. F and FR-scale charts for SN2002AP have been posted to the following URL: http://www.aavso.org/charts/PSC/SN2002AP/ Good hunting, Paul B.

by Paul Brierley

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