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Two Transients discovered by PSST

ATel #9686; 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 28 Oct 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 #: 9701

Two 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 
AT2016hjj | PS16eqi | 22 15 36.61 | +79 46 42.3 |  20161012  |  17.89 i |  (1) 
AT2016hmq | PS16esl | 04 25 04.91 | -07 33 56.2 |  20161024  |  17.69 i |  (2) 

(1) The transient appears to be coincident with a faint object visible in the PS1 stack. The faint object may be stellar or a galaxy obscured by an i=18.07 foreground star 2.1 arcsec from the transient.
(2) NED reports that the likely host (1.92 arcsec away) is 2MASX J04250492-0733581, with spectroscopic z=0.017402, hence mu=34.27, A_i=0.121, M_i=-16.70