POSSIBLE SUPERNOVA IN NGC 1067

Yanxi Li, Haochen Xue, Jingyuan Zhao, Mi Zhang, Xianyi Hu, Xiaobing Wang, Jiangao Ruan and Xing Gao report the discovery of a possible supernova in NGC 1067. The transient (mag approximately 15.4) on one 40-s survey images (limiting mag about 19.5) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Aug. 29.85969 ,2017 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9 ). The new object approximately located at R.A.=02h43m48.41s +32d31'33".7 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 26.7" west and 51.2" north of the center of the NGC1067. Nothing is visible at this position on archival image taken on Sep 29.93943, 2016(limiting mag 19.3).

All images can be seen from: http://www.xjltp.com/XOSS/PSP17A/PSP17A.htm

NET Gaia DR1
PSP17A C2017 08 29.85969 02 43 48.41 +32 31 33.7 15.4 V C42

 

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Discovery image taken by C42 on Aug.29.85969 UT,2017

DSS IMAGE

Archival images taken by C42 on Sep.29 UT,2016