Supernova 1999gk in NGC 4653

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 1999gk in NGC 4653 Basic information on this SN, including the last reported brightness, on this Supernova can be found on the main main page. Information on the original web pages for many of these images can be found on the Supernova links web page.

Another intrensically bright nearby SN. This one didn't get as much coverage as 1999em or 1999gi. It was a type II, and it maxed out at mag 15.5 on or about December 27th. This one was discovered by P. Berlind of CfA

Web pages dedicated to this SN.

  • AUDE has a 1999gk page in French [Translate]
  • Seiichi Yoshida has a 1999gk 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. Times and dates are in UT unless otherwise noted. If you know of any others, please tell me!
    LOSS image 12/15/99CDiscovery
    PARG image 12/20/99C
    KenIchi Kadota and Seiichi Yoshida image 12/28/99 4:38 JST15.5C
    K. Sárneczky, L. Kiss, K. Sziládi image 1/1.181/0016.5C
    S. Moretti image 1/3/00C
    L Brunetto image 1/3/0016.3CNice
    R Chassagne image 1/10.013/0015.73C
    KenIchi Kadota and Seiichi Yoshida image 1/29/99 2:19 JST16.1C
    R Poncy image 3/4.973/0015.5C

    Light curves and Spectra:

  • CfA Spectrum shows a type II supernova with a peculiar double Halpha absorption. The supernova was discovered by Perry Berlind observing on the FLWO 1.5m.
  • 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-alert 3830] SNe 1999gk and 1999gl
  • [vsnet-chart 238] Chart of SN1999gk
  • [vsnet-chat 2458] Host galaxy of SN1999gk
  • [vsnet-chat 2459] Photometric sequence for SN1999gk

    Latest Photometry:

  • [vsnet-recent 50939] SN1999gk recent (cont'd)
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    David Bishop
    Last modified: Wed Jul 18 12:52:44 EDT 2001