Nearby-Supernova AstroAlert Report Form


Use this form to report your observations following receipt of a nearby-supernova AstroAlert, whether or not you found anything suspicious. Please fill in as many fields as you can.
Your Name:
E-mail Address:
Observing Site:
 

(Latitude, longitude; or city, state, country.)
Time Zone:
 

(Your standard time zone. For example, EST in the U.S. is UT – 5h.)
DST in Effect: Yes       No
(Is daylight-saving time in effect?)
We'd like to know how you first received the AstroAlert (that is, via what type of device), and how long it took for the message to reach you. For the first two "when" questions, refer to the alert's extended e-mail header. (If you're not sure how to find this information, just leave it blank.)
How Received:
 

(Work computer? Home computer? Handheld? Cell phone?)
When Sent:
 

(Date and time posted from SkyandTelescope.com.)
When Received:
 

(Date and time delivered to your e-mail account.)
When Read:
 

(Date and time you actually read the AstroAlert message.)
In order to correlate your results with data from other observers, we need to know when, where, and how you searched for the suspected supernova. When reporting right ascensions and declinations, please use equinox-2000.0 coordinates.
Observing Period:
 

(Dates and times when you made your observations.)
Search R.A.:
 

(R.A. range of search, e.g., from HH MM to HH MM.)
Search Dec.:
 

(Dec. range of search, e.g., from -DD MM to +DD MM.)
Instruments:
 

(What instruments and detectors did you use in your search?)
Limiting Magnitude:
 

(Approximate limiting visual magnitude of your search.)
Please tell us as much as you can about any suspect object you may have found. (If you found more than one, please submit a separate form for each.) If you didn't find anything suspicious, please skip to the Comments box and enter "nothing found".
Suspect Found:
 

(Date and time you identified a suspect object, if any.)
Suspect R.A.:
 

(Equinox 2000.0, e.g., HH MM.M or HH MM SS.)
Suspect Dec.:
 

(Equinox 2000.0, e.g., +DD MM.M or +DD MM SS.)
Suspect V Mag.:
 

(Estimated visual magnitude of the suspect object.)
Suspect Color:
 

(Did you notice any color in the suspect object?)
Suspect Variability:
 

(Did the suspect object vary in brightness? If so, how much?)
Comments:
 

(Atlases, catalogs, and/or computer programs used for reference, other comments, or "nothing found" if applicable.)