2003 Supernova Boneyard

Welcome to the Boneyard.   On this page you will find entries for objects that have been confirmed as Cataclysmic variables, asteriods (otherwise known as Vermin of the sky), or some other non extragalactic event.   Why keep them around? Because you never know when something like this will come back to life...

nu10700_i.gif Variable near UGC 10700, IAUC 8153 discovered 2003/06/17.4 by LOTOSS
Found near UGC 10700 at R.A. = 17h06m06s.12, Decl. = +25°51'53".3
Located 51".5 east and 79".9 south of the nucleus of UGC 10700 (Discovery image)
Mag 16.5, Type variable star (this is a galactic object). (References: IAUC 8158; vsnet-campaign-sn 644, 649, 651)

nn6822_i.gif Variable near NGC 6822, IAUC 8141 discovered 2003/03/28.4 by LOTOSS
Found in NGC 6822 at R.A. = 19h45m04s.18, Decl. = -14°03'46".5
Located east and north of the center of NGC 6822 (Discovery image)
Mag 18.5*, Type CV (this is a galactic object) (References: IAUC 8158; vsnet-campaign-sn 630, 631, 649, 650)

sn03lr_i.gif 2003lr, IAUC 8266 discovered 2003/12/28.2 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search
Found in UGC 2904 at R.A. = 03h56m59s.00, Decl. = +16°29'37".5
Located 15".9 east and 33".3 north of the nucleus of UGC 2904 (Discovery image)
Mag 17.8, Type Asteroids (= Minor planets 42805 and 42671) (References: IAUC 8288; vsnet-campaign-sn 749, 783)
Mike Richmond's report on false supernova 2003lr

VSNMGC073633 2003, CBAT TOCP discovered 2003/06/02.400 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search
Found in MCG +07-36-33 at R.A. = 17h44m07s.72, Decl. = +40°52'51".6
Located 9".5 west and 48".9 north of the center of MCG +07-36-33
Mag 18.3:6/2, Type VS

sn03aw_i.jpg 2003aw, IAUC 8077 discovered 2003/02/06.26 by Nearby Supernova Factory
Found in an anonymous galaxy at R.A. = 09h05m54s.79, Decl. = -05°36'08".6
Located 0".2 east 1" north of the center of the apparent host galaxy (Rezman Obs image)
Mag 17.8*, NOTE: This has now been confirmed to be not a supernova, but a cataclysmic variable (dwarf nova). This is a galactic object. (References: IAUC 8084, 8085; vsnet-campaign-sn 565, 570)

sn03ec_i.jpg 2003ec, IAUC 8128 discovered 2003/05/02.901 by Lulin Observatory
Found in NGC 5990 at R.A. = 15h46m16s.67, Decl. = +02°24'48".7
Located 4".2 east and 7".2 south of the center of NGC 5990 (Discovery image (larger version)) (K. Itagaki images) (J. Nicolas image) (Paulo Cacella image)
Mag 15.0, NOTE: This has now been confirmed to be not a supernova, but a foreground blue star. (References: IAUC 8130; vsnet-campaign-sn 615; 619)


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