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Two Probable Supernovae discovered by PSST

ATel #8299; D. Wright, K. W. Smith, 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 19 Nov 2015; 00:25 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Ken Smith (k.w.smith@qub.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 8300

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 
PS15cwz | 23 52 09.61 | -29 04 44.6 |  20151117  |  17.90   |   i    |  (1) 
PS15cwx | 05 14 47.80 | +07 03 01.3 |  20151117  |  17.07   |   w    |  (2) 

(1) NED reports that the host galaxy (7.89 arcsec away) is 6dF J2352102-290445 with a spectroscopic redshift of 0.029. At that redshift the absolute magnitude at discovery is -17.47. PS1 images show a non-detection 22 days prior to first detection.
(2) NED reports the host galaxy (8.30 arcsec away) to be 2MFGC 04279. PS1 images show a non-detection 21 days prior to first detection.