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ATLAS discovery and classification of an optical transient

ATel #8690; J. Tonry, L. Denneau, B. Stalder, A. Heinze, A. Sherstyuk (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast)
on 12 Feb 2016; 23:14 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Brian Stalder (stalder@ifa.hawaii.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We report the following transient found by the ATLAS survey (see Tonry et al. ATel 8680). Information on all objects discovered by the ATLAS is available at ?http://fallingstar.com. ATLAS is a twin 0.5m telescope system on Haleakala and Mauna Loa, surveying up to 60,000 square degrees per night.

Spectra were taken on the UH 2.2m + SNIFS spectrometer on 2016-02-11.

 
 
Name      | ATLAS name |  RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000)   | Disc. Date | Disc Mag  |   z    |  Type |  Phase | Notes  
SN2016aey | ATLAS16aak | 09:54:38.69  |	+39:32:35.5   | 57415.5    | 18.13 o   | 0.0476 |   Ia  |   ~+4d | 1. 
 

1. 5.4" from the core of SDSS J095438.58+393227.0.

Mores details and lightcurve data are available from ?http://fallingstar.com and links therein.