The Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS) is an astronomical
survey that covers most of the sky in order to find astronomical events such as
and Blazar outbursts
using data provided by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS).
We want to find all the supernovae occurring in nearby bright galaxies and we
need your help.
All you need to do is look for new objects appearing on images of galaxies in links at the
bottom of this page. Then, let us know
the name of the galaxy, the date of the observations, and the location of the
new object (RA, Dec). New links will appear whenever new data is taken.
What to look for
Supernovae look like new stars near or on top of galaxies. The following images containing
supernovae discovered in the SN Hunt search galaxies.
Can you find them?
SN 2012cu in galaxy NGC 4772
SN 2012cy in galaxy UGC 6034.
Supernovae will only be seen in the new images of a galaxy.
More examples of supernovae seen in search images
and other recent supernova
What is in this for you
We will include you as the official discoverer of any supernovae that you report
to us, provided that we can confirm that they are real, they not already
and they have not been previously been reported to us.
Here is the list of our current
Images to search
Only search the most recent images as people will have already looked at the
Links to the most recent search images (sorted by date).