Supernova 2003gd in M74

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 2003gd in M74 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.

sn03gd_i.jpg Discovered visually by amateur Robert Evans of Austrailia. Another supernova in M74!   This one is a type II, found about one month after the explosion.   This is not supprising as M74 just came out of solar conjunction.   Note that this is a morning object at the time of discovery.   We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal.  Icon generated from Ted Dobosz's confirmation image.

The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order. Click on the name in the "Image Credit" 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
Ted Dobosz image 2003/06/14.32313.94CConfirmation image, SEDS mirror, FITS version
Yasuo Sano image 2003/06/15.71713.58CR
Andromeda Group image 2003/06/19.136C
Kitt Peak image 2003/06/20V
CSP/LOC image 2003/06/21V
David Briggs image 2003/06/29.04514.8C local mirror
Mike Schwartz image 2003/06/29.4213.9
color, Wow!, Mirror
James Foster image 2003/06/29.481C
Sergio Castellon image 2003/04/03BVIcolor
LOTOSS image 2003/07/06C
Andromeda Group image 2003/07/07.08514.9CR
Josep M. Bosch image 2003/07/12.12814.6CR
Andromeda Group image 2003/07/16.05315.4CR
Andromeda Group image 2003/07/18.0915.8CR
Rodrigo Losada image 2003/07/24.1516.2C local mirror
Valerio Fosso 2003/07/27.083C local mirror
J. Nicolas image 2003/07/27.08915.6CR
Andromeda Group image 2003/07/28.1117.1CR
J. Nicolas image 2003/07/30.08816.2CR
J. Nicolas image 2003/07/31.07616.3CR
CROSS image 2003/08/01.062RGBcolor
Andromeda Group image 2003/08/03.09917.3CR
Esteban Reina image 2003/08/03.11316.1CR
J. Nicolas image 2003/08/04.09116.2CR
Peter Birtwhistle image 2003/08/10.12916.3CR mirror
Ramon Naves image 2003/08/22.00616.0CR
J. Nicolas image 2003/08/22.01216.5CR
JM Llapasset image 2003/08/22.07116.6CR
M. Conjat image 2003/08/24.04916.8CR
C. Dupuy image 2003/08/26.10716.8CR
Josep M. Bosch image 2003/08/28.1116.3CR
C. Spratt image 2003/08/31C
J. Nicolas image 2003/09/04.02216.3:CR
J. Nicolas image 2003/09/18.92216.6CR
Kopernik image 2003/09/21.240RGBcolor
Martin Mobberley image 2003/09/23.858C
Richard V. Best 2003/09/24.112RGBcolor
JM Llapasset image 2003/09/24.94916.8CR
Karel Teuwen image 2003/09/25.04216.9C
J. Nicolas image 2003/09/29.89417.0CR
JM Llapasset image 2003/10/06.00117.0CR
M. Conjat image 2003/10/06.00716.9CR mirror
Valentino Pozzoli image 2003/10/25.926C
Martin Mobberley image 2003/10/26.851C
R. Poncy image 2003/10/27.82117.3CR

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Last modified: Tue Oct 28 14:23:46 EST 2003