Supernovae in Messier Catalog Galaxies

Listed below are the 61 supernovae (+ one non-SN former candidate) discovered in Messier's galaxies up to the time of this writing (August 2013), plus one in the "surplus" galaxy M51B (NGC 5195), and two in surplus M109B (NGC 3953).

Also note our short table sorted by galaxy. Parts of the data taken from the CfA/Harvard All Supernova List.

SN      Galaxy  Date         Offset     Mag.  Reference       Discoverer(s)

1885A M31 17 Aug 1885 15W 4S 5.8 AN 2685 Hartwig (S And) 1901B M100 17 Mar 1900 110W 4N 15.6 Lick O.B. 300 Curtis 1909A M101 26 Jan 1909 620W 408N 12.1 AN 4311 Wolf (SS UMa) 1914A M100 2 Mar 1914 24E 111S 15.7 Lick O.B. 300 Curtis 1919A M87 24 Feb 1919 15W 100N 12.3 AN 5144 Balanowsky 1923A M83 5 May 1923 109E 58N 14.0 PASP 34, PA 31 Lampland 1926A M61 9 May 1926 11W 69N 14.0 IAUC 111 Wolf, Reinmuth 1939B M59 19 May 1939 0 53S 11.9 IAUC 774 Zwicky 1945A M51B 8 Apr 1945 6W 4S 14.9 IAUC 1018 Humason 1945B M83 13 Jul 1945 97W 175S 14.2 IAUC 5091 Liller 1950B M83 15 Mar 1950 105W 0 14.5 HAC 1074 Haro 1951H M101 Sep 1951 350E 45N 17.5 1956A M109 8 Mar 1956 67E 9S 12.3 Gates 1957B M84 23 Apr 1957 8W 47N 12.5 IAUC 1600 Romano, Gates 1957D M83 Dec 1957 41W 145N 15.0 Gates 1959E M100 21 Feb 1959 58E 21S 17.5 PASP 73, 175 Humason 1960R M85 20 Dec 1960 8E 132S 12.0 IAUC 1750 Gates, Rosino 1961I M61 3 Jun 1961 82E 12S 13.0 IAUC 1761 Humason 1964F M61 Jun 1964 28W 1S 14.0 IAUC 1868 Rosino 1967H M99 2 Jul 1967 80E 19S 14.6 IAUC 2021 Zwicky 1968L M83 17 Jul 1968 5W 0 11.9 IAUC 2085 Bennett 1969B M108 6 Feb 1969 116W 20S 16 IAUC 2131 Wild, Balazs 1969Q? M49 Jun 1969 120E 0 13.0 IAUC 2153 Evans 1970G M101 30 Jul 1970 97W 370S 11.5 IAUC 2269 Lovas 1971I M63 24 May 1971 2W 147S 11.5 IAUC 2330 Jolly, Clark 1972Q M99 14 Dec 1972 15E 97N 15.8 IAUC 2472 Rosino 1973R M66 19 Dec 1973 49W 25N 14.5 IAUC 2615 Rosino 1979C M100 19 Apr 1979 56E 87S 12.1 IAUC 3348 Johnson 1980I M84 13 Jun 1980 14.0 IAUC 3492 Rosker 1981K M106 3 Nov 1981 17E 76N 17 IAUC 3803 Hummel, Wild 1983N M83 3 Jul 1983 120W 130S 12.5 IAUC 3835 Evans 1986D - M82 no SN ! 9W 2S IAUC 4197 Lebofsky, Rieke, Kailey 1986I M99 17 May 1986 36E 16S 14 IAUC 4219 Pennypacker et al. 1988A M58 16 Jan 1988 0 40S 13.5 IAUC 4533 Ikeya, Evans, Pollas, Horiguchi 1989B M66 30 Jan 1989 15W 50N 13 IAUC 4726 Evans, Manzini 1989M M58 28 Jun 1989 40W 33N 12.2 IAUC 4802 Kimeridze 1991bg M84 3 Dec 1991 20E 80S 14 IAUC 5400 Kushida 1993J M81 28 Mar 1993 45W 160S 10.2 IAUC 5731 Garcia 1994I M51 2 Apr 1994 14E 12S 13.5 IAUC 5961 Puckett, Armstrong, Johnson, Millar, Berry, Kushida 1997bs M66 15 Apr 1997 13W 67S 17.0 IAUC 6627 Lick Observatory Supernova Search 1998bu M96 9 May 1998 4E 55N 11.8 IAUC 6899 Villi 1999cl M88 29 May 1999 46W 23N 13.6 IAUC 7185 Lick Observatory Supernova Search 1999gn M61 17 Dec 1999 32E 40S 15.5 IAUC 7335 Dimai 2001dp M109B 12 Aug 2001 35W 80N 14.5 IAUC 7683 Migliardi, Dal Farra 2002ap M74 29 Jan 2002 258W 108S 13.7 IAUC 7810 Yoji Hirose 2003gd M74 12 Jun 2003 13E 161S 13.2 IAUC 8150 Evans 2004W M60 29 Jan 2004 52W 79S 18.8 IAUC 8286 Lick Observatory Supernova Search 2004am M82 21 Nov 2003 30W 7S 16.0 IAUC 8297 Lick Observatory Supernova Search 2005cs M51 27 Jun 2005 15W 67S 13.5 IAUC 8553 Wolfgang Kloehr 2006X M100 7 Feb 2006 12W 48S 15.3 IAUC 8667 Shoji Suzuki, M. Migliardi (CROSS) 2006bp M109B 9 Apr 2006 62E 93N 16.7 CBET 470 Koichi Itagaki 2006ov M61 24 Nov 2006 .5E 51N 14.8 CBET 756 Koichi Itagaki 2008in M61 26 Dec 2008 102E 22N 14.3 CBET 1638 Koichi Itagaki 2008iz M82 24 Mar 2008 2W 1.3S CBET 1803 Brunthaler e.a. (VLA) Poss SN M82 1-5 May 2009 ATel 2073 Muxlow e.a. (MERLIN) 2009hd M66 2 Jul 2009 28E 42S 15.8 CBET 1867 Berto Monard 2011dh M51 31 May 2011 138E 92N 14.2 CBET 2736 Reiland, Griga, Riou, Lamotte Bailey 2011fe M101 24 Aug 2011 59E 271S 9.9 CBET 2792 Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) 2012aw M95 16 Mar 2012 60W 115S 13.1 CBET 3054 Paolo Fagotti, Jure Skvarc 2013am M65 21 Mar 2013 15E 103S 15.6 CBET 3440 M. Sugano 2013ej M74 25 Jul 2013 92E 135S 13.5 CBET 3606 Kim, Zheng et al. (LOSS) 2014J M82 21 Jan 2014 54W 21S 10.0 CBET 3792 Steve J. Fossey 2014L M99 26 Jan 2014 14W 16S 15.4 CBET 3795 Zhang, Wang et.al. (THU-NAOC) PSN2014 M61 23 Mar 2014 2W 8S 20.0 ATel 6016 LOSS - probable nova! 2014bc M106 20 May 2014 1E 3S 14.8 CBET 3877 PS1 Science Cons. 2014dt M61 29 Oct 2014 33.2E 7.2N 13.2 CBET 4011 Koichi Itagaki
Note: M51B is NGC 5195, M109B is NGC 3953.

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References

Listed below are the non-IAUC, non-CBET references given above: Note we are currently missing a discovery reference for 1951H in M101 (including discoverer), 1956A in M109, and 1957D in M83. and the data for the reference "HAC 1074" for 1950B in M83.


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