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Reports from Geisei Observatory <May 25, 2001>

• Supernova in NGC5534
This is a photograph of the supernova discovered by Mr. Koichi Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan. The exposure time was 12 minutes and the magnitude was approximately 15.5. The galaxy on the right is small and the supernova's brightness is about a third of it. What if this bright supernova appeared in our Milky Galaxy? A thought of it makes me shudder, but we cannot rule out this kind of possibility.

A supernova in NGC 5534
21.10 on May 24, 2001
12-minute exposure

• Observation of C/2001 K3(Skiff)
2001 U.T.     R.A(2000)     Decl.      m1
May 24.72986  20 59 28.33  -5 46 02.3  17  372
    24.78125  20 59 28.10  -5 45 05.8  17  372
It is not easy to record objects fainter than magnitude 18 because of poor transparency and film fogging. What's worse, the rainy season seems to have just begun.

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.