The SkyMapper Transient Survey is searching and studying supernovae and other transient objects using the SkyMapper 1.3 m telescope. In order to search for transients we examine ~2000 square degrees of sky, an area 10,000 times larger than the full Moon, at least every 5 days. This search is optimised for detecting low-redshift, or nearby, type Ia supernovae, to constrain cosmic expansion and peculiar velocities.

To date, the SkyMapper Transient Search has been running for 876 nights. Over those nights 3808 sky fields have been observed in 88810 telescope pointings. So far the transient search has detected 80 objects that might be interesting transient candidates. As SkyMapper continues to operate more objects will be discovered!

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You can see a list of discovered transients with the Supernova Sighting project here.

TNS reported transients

Below is a list of interesting transient objects that SkyMapper has detected since January 2016 and sent to the Transient Name Server. Most of them were first seen by SkyMapper! So far we have uploaded 92 objects to the TNS.

TNS name SkyMapper name Type RA DEC First Detect Last Detect Discovered by Matched Host Redshift First Zooniverse discoverers
2017gfz SMT17sct IIb 3.21621822676 -32.7313879551 2017-08-16 14:12:29 2017-08-30 12:07:29 SkyMapper None 0.06 ElisabethB;BLGoodwin;Tmit2
2017gih SMT17snm II-P 315.754310575 -49.3177219746 2017-08-24 09:10:09 2017-09-17 09:37:04 SkyMapper None None Anonymous_Student126;M. Stiner;John_M_Cummins
2017dqf SMT17hrc weirdnoSN 195.352512397 -25.8730173044 2017-04-28 13:21:57 2017-05-20 13:56:56 SkyMapper None None None
2017fyn SMT17rhf weirdnoSN 233.727700863 -19.2772754517 2017-08-07 09:17:06 2017-08-16 09:31:48 SkyMapper None None ElisabethB;Tmit2;Tmit2
2017cvv SMT17hng weirdnoSN 332.01066109 -11.9121466764 2017-04-27 18:22:52 2017-05-05 17:10:47 GaiaAlerts None None None
2017gat SMT17rsb Ic 358.319934618 -32.7761487671 2017-08-08 15:27:38 2017-08-19 15:05:47 ASAS-SN None 0.023 MvGulik;Tmit2;Poszukiwacz15
2017czz SMT17fth CandFaint 202.72880509 -27.4349245622 2017-03-28 16:19:21 2017-05-21 16:11:26 SkyMapper None None None
2017cyu SMT17fvg CandFaint 202.996675108 -31.7664254934 2017-03-26 17:22:01 2017-03-31 16:03:37 SkyMapper None None None
2017czy SMT17gfm CandFaint 183.872495094 -5.08127897805 2017-03-26 11:51:20 2017-04-19 09:35:03 SkyMapper None None None
2017cvm SMT17dma CandFaint 197.739319285 -33.4174748367 2017-03-26 11:57:45 2017-03-28 13:59:57 SkyMapper None None None
2017egh SMT17kit Flare 314.658768644 -43.27731774 2017-05-01 18:26:03 2017-08-20 11:34:07 SkyMapper None None M4kc;lgolley72;lordlord22
2017gjp SMT17swb II 41.9980448165 -22.000258421 2017-08-28 17:45:41 2017-09-06 18:10:48 SkyMapper None 0.036 chrostek;BLGoodwin;MvGulik
2017ays SMT17hnr II 183.191739968 0.407908932298 2017-03-08 15:50:50 2017-05-15 10:12:36 ATLAS None 0.0205 None
2017blh SMT17bgo II 163.044138303 -27.7976683704 2017-03-01 11:58:22 2017-03-31 12:58:48 ATLAS None 0.0334 None
2017gaw SMT17tcd II 18.8968726137 -0.844478601577 2017-08-24 16:06:53 2017-09-10 16:46:15 DLT40 None 0.038 Tmit2;Hugo A. Durantini Luca;MvGulik
2017ckt SMT17cly Stale 73.5643721134 -63.9669076399 2017-03-07 11:49:16 2017-03-26 10:18:02 SkyMapper None None None
2017mb SMT17bsl Stale 206.868618354 -25.915921989 2017-03-06 17:54:14 2017-04-29 12:03:29 GaiaAlerts None None None
2017cja SMT17cml Stale 163.51857646 -4.33786633782 2017-02-26 15:15:51 2017-03-26 10:20:32 SkyMapper None None None
2017cvo SMT17fqo Stale 202.693854411 -3.79326980698 2017-03-28 17:19:54 2017-04-27 14:47:39 SkyMapper None None None
2016jhk SMT17cqd Stale 196.50603188 -32.6058065966 2016-04-11 16:33:39 2017-05-05 13:02:06 SkyMapper None None None
2017cvd SMT17fgo Stale 154.299738513 -2.07493376428 2017-03-31 10:53:53 2017-05-02 12:20:33 Pan-STARRS1 None None None
2017dqe SMT17hma Stale 216.119744289 1.9751006112 2017-04-07 18:43:53 2017-05-05 11:46:09 SkyMapper None None None
2017dij SMT17hbo Stale 201.84586432 -2.80558403654 2017-04-21 12:20:43 2017-05-10 11:52:27 SkyMapper None None None
2017ctu SMT17eas Stale 211.37672389 -30.1792491637 2017-03-26 18:00:18 2017-04-29 14:19:23 SkyMapper None None None
2017cvn SMT17dnu Stale 182.378099582 -0.437066935363 2017-03-26 12:41:41 2017-03-31 13:21:47 SkyMapper None None None
2017efp SMT17iay Stale 198.340215393 -33.4391769389 2017-04-28 13:34:44 2017-05-22 09:49:51 SkyMapper None None keeps2013;Missybee35;CryMeaRiver66
2017ctw SMT17dqe Stale 194.78813238 -32.6386474442 2017-03-26 11:30:41 2017-04-20 09:15:21 SkyMapper None None None
2017fmz SMT17scm Stale 330.214172603 -1.84002717583 2017-08-16 13:08:38 2017-09-15 10:57:18 ATLAS None None ElisabethB;Tmit2;Poszukiwacz15
2017gce SMT17sco Stale 333.585912071 -1.08907463268 2017-08-16 13:23:26 2017-08-25 15:05:21 Pan-STARRS1 None None ElisabethB;BLGoodwin;Tmit2
2017atw SMT17vx Stale 46.9936878689 -21.4147850398 2017-01-15 13:57:13 2017-01-21 13:29:56 SkyMapper None None None
2016jhd SMT16aphk Stale 47.3791085495 -23.2487980845 2016-12-07 15:08:20 2016-12-07 15:10:20 SkyMapper None None None
2017ant SMT17aan Stale 84.4576745173 -30.5976902077 2017-01-21 12:32:23 2017-02-08 11:58:45 SkyMapper None None None
2016jhc SMT17bt Stale 40.8352618901 -20.1073123729 2016-12-21 14:04:46 2017-01-03 12:03:30 SkyMapper None None None
2016jhf SMT17ada Stale 200.545412635 -35.9367506691 2016-04-21 10:18:32 2017-04-07 13:31:29 SkyMapper None None None
2017atx SMT17ahn Stale 60.7881334957 -32.8891110995 2017-02-08 11:25:19 2017-03-26 10:03:53 SkyMapper None None None
2017bjc SMT17bbq Stale 182.853995165 -2.1073624614 2017-02-20 17:06:51 2017-02-26 17:16:30 Pan-STARRS1 None None None
2017cfe SMT17bnv Stale 200.931694465 -34.4604941497 2017-02-26 18:05:07 2017-04-27 13:49:08 SkyMapper None None None
2017ces SMT17bsp Stale 202.002889739 -26.0836825571 2017-03-06 17:37:16 2017-04-07 15:33:27 SkyMapper None None None
2017bhw SMT17aod Stale 83.3763746066 -39.4595162365 2017-01-15 13:45:53 2017-02-20 14:26:07 SkyMapper None None None
2017aty SMT17ahr Stale 63.7613588151 -53.911285494 2017-02-11 13:57:18 2017-04-11 09:19:56 SkyMapper None None None
2017bhx SMT17acx Stale 187.028769815 -4.96852600606 2017-01-21 16:57:34 2017-03-28 14:46:20 SkyMapper None None None
2017bzs SMT17cdm Stale 200.223545187 -4.23440882134 2017-03-06 17:14:56 2017-04-27 13:17:33 PTSS None None None
2017ciz SMT17cmt Stale 61.2805853388 -54.1049641948 2017-03-17 11:34:57 2017-04-11 09:19:56 SkyMapper None None None
2017cyv SMT17cqv Stale 194.886301722 -30.7542078947 2017-03-26 11:30:41 2017-04-20 09:15:21 None None None None
2017gjo SMT17shz Stale 17.7217673197 -14.5517525739 2017-08-19 16:33:08 2017-08-28 15:47:20 SkyMapper None None MvGulik;Hugo A. Durantini Luca;nilium
2017fvc SMT17mob Stale 328.334724424 -33.5099558168 2017-07-21 11:44:42 2017-08-22 15:02:47 SkyMapper None None A. F. Jonkeren;MvGulik;Tmit2
2017ftt SMT17nro Stale 349.293923494 -9.27902225708 2017-07-22 16:36:10 2017-07-26 15:34:21 Pan-STARRS1 None None Melina_t;ElisabethB;A. F. Jonkeren
2017fmt SMT17nxw Stale 329.870486045 -16.5048933496 2017-07-18 12:38:51 2017-08-14 14:05:21 Pan-STARRS1 None None Melina_t;Ghost Sheep SWR;nilium
2017fvn SMT17nyw Stale 350.256710869 -28.8900827989 2017-07-26 13:49:09 2017-07-27 19:06:11 SkyMapper None None Melina_t;A. F. Jonkeren;Marius Agafitei
2017fvo SMT17kmn Stale 324.43442095 -38.5613022724 2017-07-21 11:07:53 2017-08-14 12:46:20 SkyMapper None None ElisabethB;A. F. Jonkeren;MvGulik
2017edk SMT17ick Stale 347.704999592 -34.1548864385 2017-05-09 17:47:50 2017-05-20 16:54:00 SkyMapper None None The_debs;Creslin73;MRyley
2017fvp SMT17nyk Stale 342.357229867 -29.8361697427 2017-07-26 13:05:41 2017-07-26 13:32:16 SkyMapper None None A. F. Jonkeren;nilium;MvGulik
2017fxq SMT17kms Stale 332.657124834 -35.0620959857 2017-07-18 12:26:50 2017-07-30 14:10:25 SkyMapper None None ElisabethB;A. F. Jonkeren;MvGulik
2017ghv SMT17sro Stale 4.27068302461 -0.493962965475 2017-08-17 16:38:03 2017-08-25 16:40:08 SkyMapper None None Hugo A. Durantini Luca;B. Lipczyński;Poszukiwacz15
2017exg SMT17shy Stale 17.1271102587 -14.9493967237 2017-08-19 16:33:08 2017-09-16 13:12:40 GaiaAlerts None None nilium;BLGoodwin;Poszukiwacz15
2017gjq SMT17suk Stale 0.047345096513 -39.0445448204 2017-08-23 16:55:33 2017-09-01 16:01:28 SkyMapper None None chrostek;ElisabethB;szukam
2017dzu SMT17hwt Stale 321.073173818 -50.9864688297 2017-05-04 18:41:56 2017-05-07 17:19:14 SkyMapper None None keeps2013;Star_hunter_1;bwa24000
2017edl SMT17icm Stale 343.952737231 -12.6151964934 2017-05-09 17:55:55 2017-05-20 17:14:04 SkyMapper None None praosylen;The_debs;CryMeaRiver66
2017fnb SMT17lra Stale 355.82075774 -7.2904153262 2017-07-21 16:39:43 2017-07-26 17:56:23 ATLAS None None A. F. Jonkeren;Melina_t;Barringj
2017tu SMT17ki Stale 30.615052737 -28.6304792497 2017-01-05 12:10:22 2017-01-06 11:10:35 Pan-STARRS1 None None None
2017fvq SMT17lsw Stale 351.252409509 -0.638134640079 2017-07-21 16:45:44 2017-08-17 16:10:44 SkyMapper None None Melina_t;ElisabethB;A. F. Jonkeren
2016jhi SMT17bry AGN 205.015326782 -33.6563761608 2016-03-19 17:38:33 2017-04-29 12:11:33 SkyMapper None None None
2017ggb SMT17sex AGN 318.742142346 -1.74818606762 2017-08-16 11:47:59 2017-09-15 10:47:17 SkyMapper None None None
2016jhq SMT17mzc AGN 340.79490928 -5.23841996196 2016-07-14 16:35:53 2017-07-22 16:15:29 SkyMapper None None A. F. Jonkeren;Melina_t;Tmit2
2017ghw SMT17srp IIn 359.394806807 2.08644494742 2017-08-25 16:09:20 2017-09-17 14:39:51 SkyMapper None None csbird;MvGulik;Hugo A. Durantini Luca
2017ggu SMT17rza Ia 322.539697284 -51.0383201508 2017-08-13 18:44:50 2017-09-17 09:41:05 SkyMapper None 0.07 JMack7;MvGulik;Poszukiwacz15
2017gig SMT17smz Ia 9.13725217062 -30.5820578411 2017-08-23 17:32:24 2017-09-17 12:59:56 SkyMapper None 0.065 Hugo A. Durantini Luca;John_M_Cummins;ElisabethB
2016htm SMT16ansp Ia 38.0109056877 -26.6659564938 2016-11-23 17:02:31 2016-12-12 12:05:07 ATLAS None 0.041 None
2017fym SMT17qtw Ia 330.205886533 -31.1564942848 2017-07-27 14:44:57 2017-08-28 10:43:27 SkyMapper None 0.08 A. F. Jonkeren;ElisabethB;MvGulik
2016hhd SMT16bc Ia 115.255934245 -69.0174237634 2015-05-17 09:03:31 2017-04-07 10:17:58 SkyMapper None 0.055 None
2017doq SMT17hlv Ia 205.490047828 -4.3702945026 2017-04-27 14:43:38 2017-05-21 08:52:33 Pan-STARRS1 None 0.074 None
2017bzt SMT17bif Ia 195.790404899 -39.4214562087 2017-02-27 12:38:58 2017-03-28 13:21:26 SkyMapper None 0.11 None
2017dxh SMT17hwf Ia 194.751166729 -26.5979988286 2017-04-28 13:21:57 2017-05-20 13:54:56 SkyMapper None 0.073 Web;35;deh86
2016itl SMT17nm Ia 33.263171037 -33.6349885952 2016-12-18 13:22:08 2017-01-09 11:09:19 GaiaAlerts None 0.043 SkyMap
2017fyo SMT17rfk Ia 317.081740722 -43.6703043167 2017-07-26 11:02:26 2017-09-17 11:22:53 SkyMapper None 0.036 ElisabethB;Tmit2;keeps2013
2016iou SMT16anay Ia 21.1108468711 -2.14052624663 2016-11-16 13:43:38 2016-12-12 11:19:11 GaiaAlerts None 0.042 None
2017edm SMT17kdl Ia 204.25497968 -4.61888999935 2017-05-10 11:39:46 2017-05-21 08:50:30 SkyMapper None 0.133 simonemarcorini;CarlKing;MvGulik
2016ifk SMT16anpq Ia 41.8883901454 -26.489475069 2016-11-23 17:10:29 2017-01-21 13:17:07 GaiaAlerts None 0.058 None
2017fwa SMT17qul Ia 334.809186446 -28.4031728173 2017-07-27 17:42:42 2017-09-09 10:12:43 SkyMapper None 0.028 ElisabethB;A. F. Jonkeren;Barringj
2017dys SMT17quy Ia 346.258297802 -26.6353663677 2017-07-27 18:40:04 2017-08-01 12:51:55 ASAS-SN None 0.02926 A. F. Jonkeren;ElisabethB;cthomas
2017evb SMT17kml Cand 326.31865325 -37.8294446967 2017-07-21 11:07:53 2017-08-14 16:16:51 ATLAS None None A. F. Jonkeren;ElisabethB;MvGulik
2017gjr SMT17snf Cand 16.8660329597 -22.1369898114 2017-08-17 16:42:06 2017-09-17 15:42:39 SkyMapper None None Hugo A. Durantini Luca;John_M_Cummins;ElisabethB
2017fna SMT17luo Cand 356.71602621 -10.4588142272 2017-07-21 16:55:49 2017-07-26 18:04:24 ATLAS None None A. F. Jonkeren;ElisabethB;BLGoodwin
2017ggx SMT17sif Cand 33.2279220794 -21.0331526158 2017-08-01 19:05:08 2017-09-17 16:31:57 SkyMapper None None MvGulik;Hugo A. Durantini Luca;32LinesOfAstronomy
2017gpo SMT17szx Cand 45.5537555761 -27.0889365461 2017-08-30 16:21:31 2017-09-17 18:20:38 SkyMapper None 0.0507 Hugo A. Durantini Luca;nilium;B. Lipczyński
2016jhl SMT17jzm Cand 204.290480746 -4.07386579566 2016-05-24 14:48:09 2017-05-21 08:50:30 SkyMapper None None ElisabethB;The_debs;TheAjay
2017gga SMT17scn Cand 330.672861025 2.1905261324 2017-08-16 13:10:38 2017-09-17 10:51:34 SkyMapper None 0.066 ElisabethB;Tmit2;BLGoodwin
2017gpp SMT17tet Cand 331.945584777 -44.2124145211 2017-08-31 09:54:21 2017-09-17 10:57:57 SkyMapper None 0.058 Denilso G. Delfrate;Denilso G. Delfrate;Denilso G. Delfrate
2017cty SMT17eri VarStar 74.2601225368 -64.3130553462 2017-02-14 13:33:42 2017-04-19 09:14:15 SkyMapper None None None
2017ctv SMT17div VarStar 77.7403668348 -65.1412111557 2017-02-14 13:33:42 2017-04-19 09:14:15 SkyMapper None None None
2017ctx SMT17din VarStar 76.2799465552 -65.3910805715 2017-02-14 13:33:42 2017-04-11 11:25:32 SkyMapper None None None
2017atz SMT17ake Star 199.932846991 -35.8829008858 2017-01-21 16:43:38 2017-02-13 15:08:33 SkyMapper None None None