Supernova 1999cb in Markarian 881

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 1999cb in Markarian 881 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.

Supernova This is Mike Schwarts's 13th discovery, and the first by amateure Odd Trondal with the help of Bjørn H. Granslo Ragnvald J. Irgens and Henning Holen. We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal. The image is a color composite image of Supernova 1999cb in Markarian 881 taken on 5/14/99. The Supernova is the bright blue star to the lower right of the nucleus. Credit: Håkon Dahle's supernova page. Used by permission.

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Web pages dedicated to this SN.

  • Odd Trondal discovery page

    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. If you know of any others, please tell me! discovery image
    Odd Trondal 4/4.112/9916.1CDiscovery
    Odd Trondal 4/4.112/9916.1C
    Odd Trondal 4/10.052/9915.7C
    Odd Trondal 4/25.062/9916.1C
    Odd Trondal 5/1.061/9916.8C
    Odd Trondal 5/5.998/9917.0C
    Mike Schwartz 5/8.357/9918.2CDiscovery (local mirror)
    Ragnvald J. Irgens
    Henning Holen
    5/9.872/9917.8C Nordic Optical Telescope
    Juan Gonçalves
    João Porto image
    Håkon Dahle image 5/14/99CColor WOW!
    full resolution
    Håkon Dahle image 5/14/99CZoom
    Odd Trondal 5/16.970/9918.3C
    Odd Trondal 5/17.986/9918.5C
    Margrethe Wold 5/23/99 5:09V
    Margrethe Wold 5/23/99 5:13B
    Juan Gonçalves
    João Porto image

    Light curves and Spectra:

  • Mt. Hopkins spectra
  • VSNET Light curve (requires JAVA).
    If you have observations of this Supernova, please send them to Use this VSNet data query to see what information has been reported so far. Other VSNet data on this SN:
  • [vsnet-chat 1878]
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  • [vsnet-chart 162]
  • [vsnet-recent 20361] SN1999cb summary
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    David Bishop
    Last modified: Fri Nov 17 09:05:22 EST 2000