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South African supernova hunter sets new record: Berto Monard's 100th supernova  @psychohistorian.org

South African supernova hunter sets new record: Berto Monard's 100th supernova

posted: 3093 days ago, on Tuesday, 2010 Jun 22 at 06:53
tags: astronomy, supernovae.

"After nine dedicated years of nightly searches Berto has discovered his 100th supernova!"

So writes Brigitte Monard, "admiring supporter and loving wife" of South Africa's supernova champion, Berto Monard.

Monard's latest find was announced on CBET 2334 this past Sunday:

SUPERNOVA 2010el IN NGC 1566

L. A. G. Monard, Pretoria, South Africa, reports his discovery of an apprent [sic] supernova (magnitude 16.8) on unfiltered CCD images taken at Bronberg on June 19.142 UT. The new object is located at R.A. = 4h19m58s.83, Decl. =-54d56'38".5 (equinox 2000.00, which is 13" west and 22" south of the galaxy core of the nearby galaxy NGC 1566. Nothing is visible at this position in Digitized Sky Survey images (limiting red mag 20.5). Additional magnitudes for 2010el from Monard's images: June 3.140, [18.0; 20.144, 16.5.

In 2004, Monard became the latest Gill Medalist of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.

nothing more to see. please move along.


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