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News Flash Latest Discovery :

September 2021-Possible SN AT2021xtf


Discovery Date: 3rd Sept 2021

RA 20:02:57.5 DEC -55:57:29.6

Discovery mag=16.8

Type NA

Reporter: Marples,Bock,Pearl

Constellation of Telescopium and is a magnitude 16.8, SO type Galaxy

Who are WE?

We are an amateur collaboration of 6 friends from Australia and New Zealand who have worked together as a group since mid 2008 to search, discover, record, and report new supernovae in the southern sky.


Our goal is to provide accurate and reliable discovery reports to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) through the Transient Name Server (TNS) for further investigation by Professional Astronomers and their resources. As of January 1, 2016 the Transient Name Server is the official IAU mechanism for reporting new astronomical transients such as supernova candidates.

Prior to 2016 reports were sent to The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams - CBAT operated at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

This Website provides information about Supernova hunting and the BOSS group discoveries. We hope you enjoy your visit. Please contact us with any comments.

From Left-Pat Pearl(absent), Stu Parker, Greg Bock, Peter Marples, Colin Drescher, Brendan Downs

Supernova Discoveries by the BOSS Team

NSA=No spectrum available

WFC= Waiting for confirmation(second image required)

WFS=Waiting for Spectrum

MLy=Distance in Millions of light years

HST=Observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope

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