Bright Transient discovered by PSST
ATel #7638; 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 16 Jun 2015; 08:16 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable, Nova, Supernovae, Transient, Young Stellar Object
A bright transient has been discovered as part of the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST) at g=16.82. The object lies in the Galactic Bulge at l=7.03, b=9.50, and a faint object is visible at that location in the reference image. It is thus almost certainly an eruptive galactic variable.
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
PS15ash | 17 26 50.46 | -17 56 51.1 | 20150612 | 16.82 | g |