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SN 2012eh in ic1706- august 20, 2012

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SN 2012eh (A.R. 01 27 31.45, Dec. +14 49 05.8), discovered on August 20, 2012 in the galaxy ic 1706 (offset 5E 5S), magnitude 18.4, type II.

SN discovered by F. Ciabattari and E. Mazzoni with the 50cm Newton telescope of the Monte Agliale Observatory (Lucca)..

                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 3208
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SUPERNOVA 2012eh IN IC 1706 = PSN J01273145+1449058
     F. Ciabattari and E. Mazzoni, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy, report their
discovery of a possible Supernova (mag 18.4)  on unfiltered CCD images
(limiting magnitude 19.5) obtained on Aug. 20.07 and 20.92 UT with a 0.5-m
Newtonian telescope in the course of the Italian Supernovae Search Project.
The new object is located at R.A. = 1h27m31s.45, Decl. = +14d49'05".8
(equinox 2000.0; astrometry with respect to UCAC-2 stars), which is 5" east
and 5" south of the center of the galaxy IC 1706.  Nothing is present at
this position on the digitized plates of the Palomar Sky Survey from 1987
Aug. 24 (J plate; limiting mag 20.3) and 1989 Nov. 4 (F plate; limiting mag
20.3).  The new object was designated PSN J01273145+1449058 when it was
posted on the Central Bureau's TOCP webpage and is here designated SN 2012eh
based on the spectroscopic confirmation reported below.  Xavier Bros, Ager,
Spain, communicates that unfiltered images obtained with a 35-m f/4.6
telescope on Aug. 22.125 yield mag 17.0 and position end figures 31s.48,
 04".9 (UCAC2 reference stars) for SN 2012eh; his image is posted at website
URL http://www.anysllum.com/SN_IC1706.jpg.

     J. Sollerman, Stockholm University; and M. Stritzinger, Aarhus
University, report (on behalf of the observers A. Hammer Holm, J. Jul Jensen,
A. Paaske Drachmann, M. Juhl Hobert, and J. Fynbo from Copenhagen University)
that they obtained optical spectroscopy of PSN J01273145+1449058 = SN 2012eh
with the Nordic Optical Telescope (+ ALFOSC; range 350-900 nm, resolution 0.8
nm) on Aug. 21.17  UT.  The fully reduced spectrum of SN 2012eh shows this to
be a young type-IIP supernova with strong Balmer P-Cyg profiles, probably
within a few days of maximum light.  The redshift deduced from the supernova
fit is 0.02.


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2012 August 24                   (CBET 3208)              Michael Rudenko