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KEGS Transients Discovered by a Pan-STARRS1 Search of the Kepler Campaign 15 Field

ATel #10670; K. W. Smith (Queen's University Belfast), A. Rest (STScI), B. E. Tucker (ANU), P. Garnavich (Notre Dame), E. Shaya (UMD), D. Kasen (Berkeley), A. Villar (CfA), F. Forster (U. de Chile), R. Mushotzky (UMD), A. Zenteno (NOAO/CTIO), D. James (NOAO/CTIO), R. Chris Smith (NOAO/CTIO), S. J. Smartt, D. Wright, (Queen's University Belfast), M. Huber, K. C. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Willman, A. Schultz, E. Magnier, C. Waters, J. Bulger, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Hawaii)
on 24 Aug 2017; 21:59 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Ken Smith (k.w.smith@qub.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We report the following transient discovered by Pan-STARRS1 during a targeted search of the Kepler Campaign 15 field as part of the K2 Extragalactic Survey (KEGS) for Transients (see http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/kegs/ )

Information on the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients is available at http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/ps1threepi/ (see Huber et al. ATel #7153). A page for the object, including Pan-STARRS lightcurve and finder is available on this link. We encourage spectroscopic classification.

 
Name      | PS Name | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc Mag | Notes | C15 Galaxy dist (arcsec)  
AT2017ghc | PS17ehh | 15 27 24.09 | -17 22 13.4 |  20170819  |  19.22 i |  (1)  | 2.40 

1. PS17ehh is 2.40 arcsec from 2MFGC 12475 (C15 EPICID=249840832), a galaxy at z=0.023783.