Probable supernova discovered in NGC 4258 (Messier 106) by Pan-STARRS1.

S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, D. Wright, D. R. Young, R. Kotak, M. Nicholl, J. Polshaw, C. Inserra, T.-W. Chen, G. Terreran, E. Gall, M. Fraser, M. McCrum, S. Valenti, R. Foley, A. Lawrence, S. Gezari, W. Burgett, K. Chambers, M. HuberR. P. Kudritzki, E. Magnier, J. Morgan, J. Tonry, W. Sweeney, C. Waters C. Stubbs, R. Kirshner, N. Metcalfe, P. Draper A. Rest

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The Pan-STARRS1 telescope has discovered a suspected supernova near the core of NGC4258 (Messier 106) as part of the 3pi survey (see ATel #5850). The transient, currently designated PS1-14xz, was observed at coordinates 12:18:57.71 +47:18:11.3 (J2000) by PS1 on 2014 May 19.25 and had a a magnitude of z=14.77 (in the PS1 z-band system as defined by Tonry et al. ...
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAstronomer's Telegram
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014


  • Supernovae


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