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Bright Transients discovered by PSST

ATel #9401; K. W. Smith, D. Wright, S. J. Smartt, D. R. Young (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 23 Aug 2016; 17:13 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 #: 9405

Six bright transients 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      | PS Name | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc Mag | Notes 
AT2016faa | PS16dsy | 17 37 36.29 | +43 31 11.9 |  20160810  |  17.22 r |  (1) 
AT2016ezh | PS16dtm | 01 58 04.74 | -00 52 21.7 |  20160812  |  17.12 w |  (2) 
AT2016fck | PS16duv | 01 36 51.23 | -08 48 27.0 |  20160814  |  17.83 z |  (3) 
AT2016ffx | PS16dws | 18 42 47.55 | +26 34 47.8 |  20160815  |  17.89 i |  (4) 
AT2016ffp | PS16dww | 19 36 31.93 | -25 07 27.3 |  20160820  |  17.10 i |  (5) 
AT2016ffo | PS16dxg | 02 49 42.76 | +46 34 36.6 |  20160821  |  17.94 i |  (6) 

(1) NED reports that the likely host (1.90 arcsec away) is CGCG 226-033. SDSS DR12 reports a photometric redshift z=0.029. We acknowledge the contribution of Zooniverse Citizen Scientists 'npaklin', 'nilium' and 'BLGoodwin'.
(2) NED reports that the object is coincident with the core of galaxy SDSS J015804.75-005221.8 at spectroscopic redshift z=0.080400.
(3) NED reports that the likely host (2.04 arcsec away) is 2MASX J01365130-0848250 with spectroscopic redshift z=0.039964. We acknowledge the contribution of Zooniverse Citizen Scientists 'Pixelstain', 'npaklin' and 'Melina_t'.
(4) Nothing visible in the PS1 stack. Probably galactic variable.
(5) Nothing visible in the PS1 stack. Probably galactic variable.
(6) NED reports that the likely host (9.36 arcsec away) is CGCG 554-007 with spectroscopic redshift z=0.028493.