Supernova 2001ai in NGC 5278

This page is devoted to information on Supernova 2001ai in NGC 5278 Basic information on this SN, including the last reported brightness, on this Supernova can be found on the main page. Information on the original web pages for many of these images can be found on the Supernova links web page.

sn01ai_i.gif This is a supernova of the fairly rare type Ic. It was found in a Mag 13.6 galaxy named NGC 5278 which is connected to it's smaller companion NGC 5279. The supernova is imbeded in a bright H II region. We have a DSS Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal. Icon created from the LOTOSS discovery image.

The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order. Click on the name in the "observer" column to see the image. Times and dates are in UT unless otherwise noted. If you know of any others, please tell me!
LOTOSS image 2001/03/28.417.6CDiscovery
Kereszty Zsolt image 2001/03/31.84417.4C
Diago Rodriguez image 2001/03/31.91917:C
Pepe Manteca image 2001/03/31.99717.5:C mirror
Rafael Ferrando image 2001/04/01.00416.8R
Odd Trondal image 2001/04/02.052C
Arne Danielsen image 2001/04/03.91817.1:CR
Beaver Meadow image 2001/04/05.12516.5CR
Kopernik image 2001/04/20.09117.1C
Fred Ewalt image 2001/04/20.237< 17.5C
John N. Gretchen III image 2001/04/28.237C
Novara’s Astronomers Association image 2001/05/2216.7C

If you have observations of this Supernova, please send them to Use this VSNet data query to see what information has been reported so far.
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David Bishop
Last modified: Fri Sep 28 13:09:47 EDT 2001