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The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Pan-STARRS1 has carried out a set of distinct synoptic imaging sky surveys including the $3\pi$ Steradian Survey and the Medium Deep Survey in 5 bands ($grizy_{P1}$). The mean 5$\sigma$ point sourceExpand
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An ultraviolet–optical flare from the tidal disruption of a helium-rich stellar core
The flare of radiation from the tidal disruption and accretion of a star can be used as a marker for supermassive black holes that otherwise lie dormant and undetected in the centres of distantExpand
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UV/OPTICAL DETECTIONS OF CANDIDATE TIDAL DISRUPTION EVENTS BY GALEX AND CFHTLS
We present two luminous UV/optical flares from the nuclei of apparently inactive early-type galaxies at z = 0.37 and 0.33 that have the radiative properties of a flare from the tidal disruption of aExpand
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Rapidly evolving and luminous transients from Pan-STARRS1
In the past decade, several rapidly evolving transients have been discovered whose timescales and luminosities are not easily explained by traditional supernovae (SNe) models. The sample size ofExpand
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Ultra-bright Optical Transients are Linked with Type Ic Supernovae
Recent searches by unbiased, wide-field surveys have uncovered a group of extremely luminous optical transients. The initial discoveries of SN 2005ap by the Texas Supernova Search and SCP-06F6 in aExpand
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Optical Discovery of Probable Stellar Tidal Disruption Flares
Using archival Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) multi-epoch imaging data (Stripe 82), we have searched for the tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes in non-active galaxies. TwoExpand
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The Zwicky Transient Facility: System Overview, Performance, and First Results
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The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a new optical time-domain survey that uses the Palomar 48 inch Schmidt telescope. Expand
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Flows of X-ray gas reveal the disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Tidal forces close to massive black holes can violently disrupt stars that make a close approach. These extreme events are discovered via bright X-ray and optical/ultraviolet flares in galacticExpand
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LUMINOUS THERMAL FLARES FROM QUIESCENT SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
A dormant supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a galaxy will be revealed when a star passes close enough to be torn apart by tidal forces, and a flare of electromagnetic radiation isExpand
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Discovery of the Ultra-Bright Type II-L Supernova 2008es
We report the discovery by the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE-IIIb) telescope of SN 2008es, an overluminous supernova (SN) at z = 0.205 with a peak visual magnitude of –22.2. WeExpand
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