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First Confirmed Supernova with the SkyMapper/Zooniverse Supernova Sighting Project

Tucker, B. E. et al., 2017, The Astronomer's Telegram, 10426, 1 | View on ADS

Abstract

We report the classification of a type Ia supernova, SN 2017dxh, discovered in the SkyMapper Transient (SMT) Survey (Scalzo et al. 2017) which utilizes the 268-Mpix camera on the SkyMapper 1.3-m telescope at Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (Keller et al., 2007, PASA, 24, 1). The object was photometrically discovered by citizen scientists as part of the Zooniverse Supernova Sighting Project.

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