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Probable Bright Supernovae discovered by PSST

ATel #7280; K. W. Smith, D. Wright, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast), M. Huber, K. C. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Willman, N. Primak, A. Schultz, B. Gibson, E. Magnier, C. Waters, J. Tonry, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Hawaii), R. J. Foley (Illinois), S. W. Jha (Rutgers), A. Rest (STScI), D. Scolnic (Chicago/KICP)
on 24 Mar 2015; 15:19 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Ken Smith (k.w.smith@qub.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Two bright transients, which are probable supernovae, have been discovered as part of the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST). Information on all objects discovered by the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients is available at http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/ps1threepi/ (see Huber et al. ATel #7153). We will send all objects brighter than 18 mag as ATel alerts, while all other objects can be found on these webpages.

 
Name   | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc Mag | filter | Notes 
PS15si | 11 10 22.93 | -04 21 31.5 |  20150323  |  17.16   |   w    |  (1) 
PS15sv | 16 13 11.74 | +01 35 31.1 |  20150323  |  17.53   |   w    |  (2) 

(1) NED reports that the likely host (1.9 arcsec away) is 2dfGRS N166Z116 with spectroscopic z=0.0539, and is also a GALEX UV source. (2) NED reports the host galaxy (1.4 arcsec separation) is also a GALEX UV source.