An open optical transient survey

CRTS Supernova Discoveries

CRTS has discovered numerous Superluminous and Interesting Supernovae.

Here we plot the rate of announced supernova discovered from CRTS compared to other groups over time.

Here we plot the number of supernova discoveries that have been announced by currently running surveys based on numbers from the Bright Supernova Archives. The total number of SNe discovered in proprietary surveys such as LSQ, PS1 and PTF is likely much higher than those announced. However, only these public SNe are available for the entire astronomical community to study. The totals for 2013 have been estimated by multipling the first 109 days of 2013 up to April 19th by 3.348.