On the 02/12/2011 Stu Discovered a very bright 12 mag supernova in NGC1404.With quick thinking from Colin who got a conformation image using SLOOH Telescope with in hours.The report was done and the new supernova was announced.This was to be one of the most important discoveries to date for the group.
Here is a link to the Froum on Ice in Space for further infomation:
Here is a Time line of what happened:
From the Telescope in New Zealand to the IAU to the professional observatories to NASA's Swift satellite to the Hubble Space Telescope in just a few days.
I took this image of NGC1404 showing the bright supernova.