Supernova 2002bu in NGC 4242

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 2002bu in NGC 4242 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.

sn02bu_i.jpg This is a type IIn supernova found in a galaxy which is in Canes Venatici. This galaxy is part of CVn cloud II, which is associated with the Virgo cluster. We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal.  Icon generated from Tim Puckett's discovery image.

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!
Image CreditDateMagFilterComments
Tim Puckett image 2002/03/28.2615.5CDiscovery
Diego Rodriguez image 2002/03/30.98C
A Leroy image 2002/03/31.02415.2CR
Rafael Ferrando image 2002/03/31.82814.96CR
Josch Hambsch image 2002/04/01.98215.0C
Kopernik image 2002/04/02.12514.90
Rezman obs image 2002/04/02.853C
A Leroy image 2002/04/04.888CR
Fred Ewalt image 2002/04/05.11415.0C
C. Leyrat image 2002/04/05.86815.1CR
J.B. De Vanssay image 2002/04/08.98815.6CR
R. Poncy image 2002/04/09.84915.4CR
Fred Ewalt 2002/04/11.17315.5C color version
Josch Hambsch image 2002/04/13.90115.8C
Arnaud Leroy image 2002/04/13.953CR
Pedro Re' image 2002/04/15.87215.25C
R. Poncy image 2002/04/16.88615.8CR
Esteban Reina Lorenz image 2002/04/20.88515.4CR
Eric Barbotin image 2002/04/24.90515.8CR
J.B. De Vanssay image 2002/04/24.98516.0CR
JM Llapasset image 2002/05/14.92615.7:CR
Pedro Re' image 2002/05/15.95814.94C
JB DeVanssay image 2002/05/15.98316.2CR
A. Leroy image 2002/05/18.96715.96CR
J. Nicolas image 2002/05/29.84716.1CR
R. Poncy image 2002/05/31.89216.0CR
J. Nicolas image 2002/06/03.88116.6CR
JM Llapasset image 2002/06/11.89616.2CR
R. Poncy image 2002/06/28.86516.7CR

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Last modified: Fri Jun 7 13:48:16 EDT 2002