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Supernova from the Catalina Sky Survey

ATEL # 1570; A.J. Drake, A. Mahabal, S.G. Djorgovski, R. Williams, M.J. Graham (Caltech); E. Christensen (Gemini Observatory); E.C. Beshore, S.M. Larson (LPL/UA)
on 10 Jun 2008; 23:07 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice (Supernova)
Password Certification: Andrew J. Drake (

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Supernova, Transients

We have detected another likely Supernova in Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) images from 8 Jun 2008 UT. The object has the following parameters:

CSS080608:003511+231515 2008-06-08 UT 11:00:36 RA 00:35:11.32 Dec 23:15:15.1 Mag 16.8 Type SN

For finding charts and discovery images please see:
Additional candidate and confirmed CSS SNe can be found here

The object is near the edge of galaxy 2MASX J00351050+2315184 (mags J ~ 14.7, H ~ 14.2, K ~ 13.8) No transients are present in earlier epochs of CSS imaging including data taken on the 13th February UT (to mag ~19), or prior DSS or PQ images to mag ~21. A confirmation image was taken on Jun 10th UT. At this time the R-band magnitude was 16.37.

Stationary CSS optical transients are detected and published as VOEvents in real-time at and in RSS here

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