Right on time, the Lion of the Tribe of Judea lights up the heavens. We
get a positive sign from the Alpha and Omega. Wonderful affrimation.
New *Supernova* Lights Up Leo...
Universe Today | Nov 7th, 2010
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:54:06 PM by TaraP
new supernova? Darn right. Lighting up Leo? Well… not without some
serious visual aid, but the fact that someone out there is watching and
has invited us along for the ride is mighty important. And just who
might that someone be? None other than Tim Puckett. Less than 24 hours
ago, the American Association of Variable Star Observer’s Report #222
“Bright Supernova in UGC 5189A: SN 2010jl November 5, 2010
have been informed by Tim Puckett and by the Central Bureau for
Astronomical Telegrams (CBET 2532, Daniel W. E. Green, Ed.) of the
discovery of a bright supernova in UGC 5189A by J. Newton and Puckett,
Portal, AZ, on November 3.52 UT at unfiltered magnitude 13.5. Confirming
images (limiting magnitude 19.1) by Puckett on Nov. 4.50 UT showed the
object at magnitude 12.9.
(CBET 2536, Daniel W. E. Green, Ed.) by S. Benetti and F. Bufano,
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova,
on behalf of a larger collaboration, and by J. Vinko, University of
Szeged, G. H. Marion, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and
University of Texas, T. Pritchard, Pennsylvania State University, and J.
C. Wheeler and E. Chatzopoulos, University of Texas, show that SN
2010jl is a type-IIn supernova. Vinko et al. also report that
simultaneous measurements with Swift/UVOT in the ultraviolet bands
confirm that the transient is ultraviolet-bright, as expected for young,
Coordinates: 09 42 53.33 +09 29 41.8 (J2000.0) This position is 2.4″ east and 7.7″ north of the center of UGC 5189A.