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ATEL # 1778; A. Mahabal, A.J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski (Caltech); M. Catelan (PUC); M. J. Graham, E. Glikman, C. Donalek, R. Williams (Caltech); E.C. Beshore, S.M. Larson (LPL); E. Christensen (Gemini Obs); C. Baltay, D. Rabinowitz, R. Scalzo (Yale) and the PQ team
on 12 Oct 2008; 6:11 UT
Password Certification: Andrew J. Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Request for Observations, Nova, Supernova, Transients
Referred to by ATEL #: 1801
We have discovered supernovae in data from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) and the Palomar-Quest digital sky survey (PQ). These objects were spectroscopically observed with Palomar 200" and SMARTS 1.5m on Oct 1st and have the following J2000 coordinates.
Analysis of these spectra is on-going. Further to ATel#1734, supernova CSS080922:231617+114248 (SN 2008fz, CBET#1524) appears to be an superluminous event like 2006gy (Benetti et al. CBET#1533). The P200 spectrum from Oct 1st is consistent with a SN II near maximum, and a spectrum of this object taken with SMARTS 1.5m on Sept. 27th exhibits no strong features. CSS080924:040630+145214 has a noisy spectrogram. Supernovae CSS080921:230620+094038 and CSS080922:231617+114248 (SN 2008fz) were independently discovered in the automated real-time transient analysis of both CRTS and PQ experiments. Additional follow-up is requested.