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Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.

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13 years 8 months ago #86557 by mjc
Good result Dave. All the more sweeter for being the first from Ireland.

Congrats.

Mark

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13 years 8 months ago #86562 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Wow,!! amazing stuff, well done.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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13 years 8 months ago #86563 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Spot on Dave, well done!

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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13 years 8 months ago #86564 by dmcdona
Dave's Supernova has been designated as 2010ik



www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/lists/RecentSupernovae.html

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13 years 8 months ago #86569 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Well done Dave G. Good work.
I'd be interested in hearing more about it...no of galaxies pet night, exposure times, etc.

Michael

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13 years 8 months ago - 13 years 8 months ago #86572 by DaveGrennan
Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re:Congrats to Dave Grennan on his SN discovery.
Thanks all for the good wishes and kind words.

Natually I'm thrilled about this. Not only the discovery itself but what tickles me even more is the apparent peculiar nature of this supernova. Actually the story of the discovery itself is a bit of a saga, so i've written it up on my website.

www.webtreatz.com/index.php/articles/34-...-supernova-discovery

I hope that explains most of it and if there is any detail you need to know, just drop me aline.

I really want to thank the following for their unending support and patience over the last couple of weeks while I droned on incessantly about the clouds, moon etc. Without these people below this discovery would have remained just a suspected supernova.

(not in any particular order)

Martin Mobberley, Suffolk
Tom Boles - Coddenham UK
Guy Hurst - Basingstoke UK
Ron Arbour - South Wonston, UK
Our own Dave Mc (of course)
Pat Rochford, Florida USA
Carl O'Beirnes and my long suffering wife Carol.

(If I left anyone out, sincerest apologies)

Lastly and by no means least a special word of thanks to Prof. Stephen Smartt and his team at Queen's for the massive effort to secure spectroscopic confirmation at La Palma last night.

I had a bit of an OMG moment last night when it sank in that my suspected supernova was being imaged on La Palma. One of those scary moments when you pray you haven't gotten in badly wrong!

One of the things Prof. Smartt mentioned was the ongoing need to monitor this supernova to determine if the peculiar magnitude 'plateau' is real so if anyone out there is in a position to observe this the co-ordinates are;

RA = 00 12 07.47 DEC = +41 45 24.9 Mag +18.7 (If your not familar with data reduction techniques just send the fits file to DaveMc or myself. The results of this monitoring has real scientific value and will be most appreciated. All contributing observers will be afforded full credit.

Thanks again,

Dave.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
www.webtreatz.com
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