This page is devoted to information on Supernova 1998ey in NGC 7080 Basic information on this SN, including the last reported brightness, on this Supernova can be found on the main supernova page. Information on the original web pages for many of these images can be found on the Supernova links web page.
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The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order.
If you know of any others, please tell me!
Light curves and Spectra:
Dear SN watchers,
An English amateur astronomer Ron Arbour has discovered his second supernova after SN 1998an. Congratulations, Ron !
The new object, SN 1998ey, locates at R.A. = 21h30m00s.56, Decl. = +26o43'24".2 (2000.0), which is about 18" west and 20" north from the nucleus of the host SBb galaxy NGC 7080. This SN is on the northern arm of the host. Note that there is a foreground star (about 17 mag) on DSS2 image at about 6" east and 12" north from the nucleus of the host.
The reported magnitude shows that SN 1998ay is rising (vsnet-obs 18316):
YYMMDD(UT) mag code 981204.651 175:C R. Arbour (IAUC) 981205.816 170:C R. Arbour (IAUC) 981208.108 165:C M. Schwartz (IAUC)
From the recession velocity of the host galaxy, the expected maximum of typical SNeIa on this distance would be 16 mag or so (vsnet-chat 1503). Further photometries and spectroscopic confirmation is encouraged.
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Other VSNet data on this SN: