Ron Arbour discovers two more supernovae

BAA member, Ron Arbour discovered two supernovae in a week in June.

On the night of 2015 June 10 Ron identified PSN J14372160+3634018 in the galaxy NGC 5695 in Bootes at magnitude 17.0. Spectral follow-up by the Padova-Asiago Supernova Group classified it as type II.

And then on 2015 June 16 Ron discovered PSN J15044078+1237436 in the galaxy NGC 5837 also in Bootes, at magnitude 17.5. Spectral follow-up by Leonard (San Diego State University) et al. reported in ATel 7690 classify it as type IIn.

This takes Ron’s tally of discoveries to 34.

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