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Swift UVOT Detection of PTF11iqb

ATel #3511; R. M. Quimby, M. M. Kasliwal, S. Kulkarni, E. Ofek, A. Horesh (Caltech), A. Gal-Yam, D. Xu, (Weizmann Institute)
on 26 Jul 2011; 21:13 UT
Credential Certification: Robert Quimby (quimby@astro.as.utexas.edu)

Subjects: Ultra-Violet, X-ray, Supernovae

The Swift satellite began observing PTF11iqb (ATel #3510) on July 24 and again on July 26. The UVOT data show a brightening source coincident with the location of the supernova. Including possible contamination from the host galaxy, we measure the following preliminary magnitudes:

 
   MJD     Filter   Mag   Mag_err 
55766.0703   UVW1   13.99   0.01  
55768.0078   UVW1   13.72   0.01  
55766.0664   UVM2   13.58   0.01  
55768.0000   UVM2   13.35   0.01  
55766.0977   UVW2   13.66   0.01  
55767.9922   UVW2   13.51   0.01  

There is no source detected by the XRT at this position. We thank the Swift team for scheduling these ToO observations.