|Supernova type||Type Ic|
|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 broad-lined Type Ic gamma ray burst 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. The supernova is approximately 140 million light years away, very close for a gamma ray burst source.
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- "Gamma-Ray Supernova 1998bw". The Anglo-Australian Observatory. Retrieved 2006-10-20.
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