Probable Supernova 2008iz in M82
Possible Supernova 2008iz was detected in M82 on April 8, 2009 in observations
made on March 24, 2008 in the radio light at 22 GHz with the Very Large Array
(VLA) by Brunthaler et.al
(Brunthaler et.al 2009).
It had been measured again on May 3, 2008, but not found in the visible light.
Initially to June 2009, it had not been sure if this object was actually a
supernova or another type of transient radio object, more evidence has been
made later for its supernova nature:
It is now calssified as a radio supernova of type II.
- Andreas Brunthaler, K.M. Menten, M.J. Reid,
C. Henkel, G.C. Bower, and H. Falcke, 2009.
Discovery of a bright radio transient in M82: a new radio supernova?
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 499, Issue 2, 2009, pp. L17-L20
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