SN 2006jc

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SN 2006jc
Observation data (Epoch J2000.0)
Supernova type Ib/c pec[1]
Host galaxy UGC 4904[1]
Constellation Lynx[2]
Right ascension 9h 17m 20.81s[1]
Declination +41° 54′ 33″ [1]
Peak magnitude (V) <13.8[1]
Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope image of Supernova 2006jc in the galaxy UGC 4904 in three filters. Credit: NASA/Swift/S. Immler

SN 2006jc was a supernova that was detected on October 9, 2006 in the galaxy UGC 4904, which is about 77 million light-years away in the constellation Lynx.[2] It was first seen by Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki, American amateur Tim Puckett and Italian amateur Roberto Gorelli.[2] Two years earlier, the progenitor star produced a supernova impostor that was detected by Itagaki. This outburst was apparently the progenitor star shedding its outer layers. When the star exploded in 2006 the shock wave hit the material blown off in 2004, heating it to millions of degrees and emitting copious amounts of X-rays.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "SN 2006JC - NED Search Result". NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE - Caltech. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Supernova Imposter Goes Supernova". Goddard Space Flight Center. Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.