Circular No. 8471
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Y.-T. Chen, Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Chung-Li, reports the discovery by the Taiwan Supernova Survey of an apparent supernova (mag about 16.1) on unfiltered CCD images taken on Jan. 16.780 UT with the 1-m Lulin Observatory telescope. The new object had brightened to mag about 15.2 on a confirming image taken on Jan. 20.650. SN 2005O is located at R.A. = 10h42m18s.32, Decl. = -0o22'41".2 (equinox 2000.0), which is 5".3 east and 4".8 south of the center of NGC 3340. Nothing was visible at this on an image taken on 2004 Dec. 27.855 (limiting mag about 18.6).

COMETS C/2004 T8, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8 (SOHO)
Further to IAUC 8469, following are the initial observations of additional Kreutz sungrazing comets found on SOHO website images.

Comet 2004 UT R.A.(2000)Decl. Inst. F MPEC
C/2004 T8 Oct. 4.179 12 26.0 - 5 30 C3/2 HS 2005-B39
C/2004 Y5 Dec. 25.821 18 26.3 -25 53 C3/2 BZ 2005-B39
C/2004 Y6 25.983 18 25.7 -24 59 C2 HS 2005-B39
C/2004 Y7 26.267 18 27.3 -24 48 C2 HS 2005-B39
C/2004 Y8 26.738 18 33.3 -26 04 C3 HO 2005-B39

The IAU Working Group on Planetary Science Nomenclature has approved the following new designations and names of satellites of Saturn:

Saturn XXXI Narvi = S/2003 S 1
Saturn XXXII Methone = S/2004 S 1
Saturn XXXIII Pallene = S/2004 S 2
Saturn XXXIV Polydeuces = S/2004 S 5

The WGPSN also notes that the spelling of three of the names of Saturn's satellites as given on IAUC 8177 was subsequently revised. The correct spelling is as follows:

Saturn XXIII Suttungr = S/2000 S 12
Saturn XXVII Skathi = S/2000 S 8
Saturn XXX Thrymr = S/2000 S 7

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2005 January 21 (8471) Daniel W. E. Green