Supernova 2002bj in NGC 1821

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 2002bj in NGC 1821 Basic information on this SN, including the last reported brightness, on this Supernova can be found on the main page.  Information on the original web pages for many of these images can be found on the updates and links web pages.

sn02bj_i.jpg Discovered by Jack Newton while scanning images taken by Tim Puckett. Also discovered by LOTOSS. A fairly bright one is the constillation of Lepus. Somewhere around the night of 2002/03/14 this supernova dropped dramatically in brightness. We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal.  Icon generated from Tim Puckett's discovery image.

The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order. Click on the name in the "observer" column to see the image. Times and dates are in UT unless otherwise noted. If you know of any others, please tell me!
Image CreditDateMagFilterComments
Tim Puckett image 2002/02/28.0614.8CDiscovery
LOTOSS image 2002/02/28.214.7CRDiscovery
Josch Hambsch image 2002/03/02.79614.8C
JM Llapasset image 2002/03/03.82514.6:CR
J. Nicolas image 2002/03/03.86814.6:CR
Josch Hambsch image 2002/03/04.79014.8C
J. Nicolas image 2002/03/04.81515.0:CR
JB. De Vanssay image 2002/03/04.83814.8CR
Fred Ewalt image 2002/03/07.00814.6C
Ella Sanders image 2002/03/07.71C
Martin Mobberley image 2002/03/07.849C
Fred Ewalt image 2002/03/17.05015.7C

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Last modified: Fri Apr 26 15:41:00 EDT 2002