Supernova 2006ov in M61

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 2006ov in NGC 4303 = (M61).   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.

sn06ov_i.jpg Discovered by Koichi Itagaki (Japan).   Note: The offsets as posted in CBET 756 are not correct, and have been corrected on the main page.   This is a type II found a few weeks after the event.   Note that this galaxy just emerged from solar conjunction.   M61 is one of our more prolific galaxies when it comes to supernovae.   This will be the fifth one observed in the 100+ years we have been looking.   The last one was 1999gn.   We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal.  Icon generated from the discovery image.   This supernova is in the Constellation Virgo.

The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order. Click on the name in the "Image Credit" 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
Slooh obs image 2006/11/10.056Cprediscovery
Slooh obs image 2006/11/23.012color, prediscovery
Koichi Itagaki image 2006/11/24.8614.8CDiscovery
Lode Stevens image 2006/11/26.999C
CROSS image 2006/11/28.21Ccolor, mirror
Ballatrix Observatory image 2006/11/29.167C
JM Llapasset image 2006/11/30.18115.5Rmirror
JM Llapasset image 2006/11/30.18315.3Vmirror
JM Llapasset image 2006/11/30.18515.6CRmirror
TNG image 2006/12/01.27Ccolor, Wow!
Rodrigo Losada image 2006/12/16.2515.6CR
Josť Hernandez image 2006/12/16.25115.16C
Odd Trondal 2006/12/21.19515.5CR
Ron Arbour 2007/03/14.033C

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