A candidate supernova in the ultraluminous infrared galaxy IRAS 12112+0305
Received 1 August 1996 / Accepted 27 September 1996
We report the discovery of a candidate supernova in the ultraluminous galaxy IRAS 12112+0305 during April/May 1995. This would be the first supernova discovered in an ultraluminous infrared galaxy (), although supernovae have been discovered in the slightly less extreme starburst galaxy NGC 3690. If this is a supernova, our very limited observations suggest that it is a Type II.
Key words: supernovae galaxies: starburst galaxies: individual: IRAS 12112+0305
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Online publication: June 30, 1998