Press Release

Subaru Observes Supernova SN 2002ap

February 6, 2002

Dr. Masahide Takada-Hidai, a Subaru Open Use observer from Tokai University, and his observation team made spectroscopic observations of the supernova SN 2002ap with the High Dispersion Spectrograpgh (HDS) on February 2nd (HST). This supernova was discovered by a Japanese amateur astronomer Mr. Youji Hirose on January 29th, 2002 (JST).

Analysis of the observational data is now proceeding and we will report the results as soon as they become available



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