Berkeley SSL/LBL / UW Infra-Red Supernova Search
SN 1994I: A massive, exploding star in the Whirlpool galaxy (M51) recorded
in the Infra-Red (2.1 micron K' band), taken at the Wyoming IR Observatory
(WIRO) 4/16/94. The galaxy is about 9 Mpc (~27 Million Light-Years) distant.
Our paper is available for perusal by collaborators.
The IR supernova (SN) Search is a monthly patrol of nearby starburst Galaxies
for the purpose of discovering SNe hidden to optical astronomers, so that
they may be observed by the Gamma-Ray Observatory (GRO) and others.
Update: Click here for the most current
IR SN Search Details. These include results of the first test of the ORCA
(Optimum Resolution Camera Adapter), 4/17-4/21.
Click here for IR SN Search Details
Camera Upgrade A COMPLETE SUCCESS!!
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THE IR SEARCH SN INFORMATION LINK
Information about nearby SNe is posted here regularly. Last update: 1/30/94
WATCH THIS SPACE:
SN updates, IR SN photometry data, and general SN news will happen sometime
Last Update: 6/15/96
The IR Supernova Search at UC Berkeley/LBL is:
Robert Tripp (P.I.) & Bruce Grossan(Postdoc/Observer/Programmer/Hardware)
Carl Pennypacker, Saul Perlmutter, Gerson Goldhaber
Lawrence Berkeley Lab 50-232
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
At UW: Earl Spillar
Norbert Pirzkal (sp?)
...And Many Thanks to the WIRO
Physics and Astro dept. staff and Students.
Mail comments to bruce[at]singu[dot]lbl[dot]gov
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Last Update 30 Oct98