Supernova 1998ey in NGC 7080

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.

Web pages devoted to this SN:

  • AUDE has a detailed finder chart in French [Translate]

    The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order.
    If you know of any others, please tell me!

  • Ron Arbour discovery image 12/5.816/98
  • Mike Schwartz image 12/8.108/98
  • Stéphane and Didier Morata image 12/10/98 Dead Link?
  • Ron Arbour image 12/10.791/98 UT
  • Jack Schmidling image 12/10/98 19:40 CST This image also shows comet C/1998 U5 (LINEAR).
  • CfA image 12/12/98
  • Josep Mª Bosch image 12/12/98
  • Hubert Lehmann image 12/14/98
  • Pedro Ré image 12/17/98 18:49 UT
  • G.Sala image 12/18/98
  • Marko Moilanen image 12/19/98
  • Stéphane and Didier Morata image 12/22/98 (color)
  • Enrico Prosperi image 12/25/98 (Filtered version)

    Light curves and Spectra:

  • CfA Spectrum

    cf. vsnet-chart 120
    cf. vsnet-chat 1503
    cf. vsnet-obs 18316

    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.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan

    Other VSNet data on this SN:

  • [vsnet-chat 1504]
  • Latest Observations: [vsnet-recnet 3370]
  • [vsnet-chat 1717] SN 1998ey precise position
  • [vsnet-chat 1832] Re: The position of SN 1998ey
    Back to Bright Supernovae.
    David Bishop
    Last modified: Wed Jul 26 09:55:44 EDT 2000