A Supernova Candidate from the Siding Spring Survey
ATel #2620; A. J. Drake, S. G. Djorgovski, A. A. Mahabal, M. J. Graham, R. Williams (Caltech); J. Prieto (OCIW); M. Catelan (PUC); E. Christensen (Gemini Observatory); R. McNaught, G. Garradd (ANU); E. C. Beshore, S. M. Larson (LPL/UA).
on 14 May 2010; 02:27 UT
Credential Certification: Andrew J. Drake (email@example.com)
Subjects: Optical, Request for Observations, Supernovae, Transient
Referred to by ATel #: 2630
We report the discovery of the first supernova candidate from the Siding Spring Survey (SSS)
by the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS). The detection has the following details:
The host galaxy, 2MFGC 15924 (=PGC 187888), has redshift z=0.0275 (Jones et al. 2009, 6dF). Confirmation images
were taken remotely in Mayhill, New Mexico on May 13.4 UT by J. Brimacombe (Cairns, Australia). Additional follow-up
is requested. More information on the event can be found at http://voeventnet.caltech.edu/feeds/ATEL/CRTS/.
Images from the Siding Spring Survey are
processed for optical transients in real-time by CRTS and all detections are immediately made public.
Additional transient discoveries from the SSS data are available
More info on the CRTS project can be found at http://crts.caltech.edu/
SSS is supported by NASA grant NNG05GF22G and CRTS is supported by NSF Grant No. AST-0909182.