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ATEL # 1566; A.J. Drake, A. Mahabal, S.G. Djorgovski, R. Williams, M.J. Graham (Caltech); E.C. Beshore, S.M. Larson, R.Hill (LPL/UA); E. Christensen (Gemini Observatory);
on 8 Jun 2008; 9:00 UT
Password Certification: Andrew J. Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Request for Observations, Nova, Supernova, Transients
We have detected an optical transient in Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) images obtained with the Catalina Schmidt Telescope on 8 Jun 2008 UT. The transient is unresolved, and at the following J2000 coordinates:
|CSS080608:125851+242257||2008-06-08 UT 06:33:14||RA 12:58:50.55||Dec 24:22:57.4||Mag 18.5||Type SN|
For finding charts and discovery images please see: http://voeventnet.cacr.caltech.edu/feeds/ATEL/CSS.
The object is near the edge of galaxy MAPS-NGP O_379_0244547 (z=0.043, g ~ 17.86, r ~ 17.48, i ~ 17.21 (SDSS)). The transient is consistent with a Supernova. The CSS discovery observations consist of four images spanning ~ 30 minutes. No transients are present in earlier epochs of CSS imaging including data taken on the 29th April UT (to mag ~21), or prior DSS, PQ and SDSS images to mag ~23. Follow-up would be appreciated.
Additional candidate and confirmed CSS SNe can be found here. Stationary CSS optical transients are detected and published as VOEvents in real-time at http://voeventnet.org/feeds/Catalina.shtml and in RSS here http://voeventnet.caltech.edu/feeds/Catfeed.xml
R. E. Rutledge , Editor
ATEL Mirror v1.0 Updates
Stationary CSS optical transients are detected and published as VOEvents in real-time at http://voeventnet.org/feeds/Catalina.shtml and in RSS here http://voeventnet.caltech.edu/feeds/Catfeed.xml