|Observation data (Epoch )|
|Supernova type||Type I (possibly Ib)|
|Host galaxy||ESO 184-G82|
|Right ascension||19h 35m 03.30s|
|Declination||−52° 50′ 45.9″|
|Galactic coordinates||344.99 -27.72|
|Discovery date||26 April 1998|
SN 1998bw was a rare type I/Ib gamma ray supernova detected on 26 April 1998 in the ESO 184-G82 spiral galaxy, which some astronomers believe may be an example of a collapsar. The supernova has been linked to GRB 980425, which was detected on 25 April 1998, the first time a gamma-ray burst has been linked to a supernova.
- "Gamma-Ray Supernova 1998bw". The Anglo-Australian Observatory. Retrieved 2006-10-20.
- The ING Newsletter, "Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows: Surprises from the Sky", P. Vreeswijk, N. Tanvir, T. Galama, No.2 - March 2000 (accessed 11 November 2009)
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