An open optical transient survey


2013-01-25Catalina confirms Gemini stream with halo RR Lyrae.
2013-01-15Catalina data release all photometry in CSDR2.
2012-11-13Catalina finds 12,000 RR Lyrae.
2012-07NSF MRI funding awarded for 10k x 10k CCD camera for CSS.
2012-01-14CSS receives new funding for 10k x 10k CCD camera for MLS.
2011-11-30Catalina data release, see Sky and Telescope.
2011-03-29CRTS discovers the new most luminous supernova known, see paper.
2010-11-15 CRTS FU Ori's in news again.
2010-05-06 Events from the SSS (CRTS3) stream are now online.
2010-04-16 CRTS/CSS/LSST iPhone app release news.
2010-04-08 CRTS discovers the most luminous supernova ever seen.
2010-01-03CRTS invited to present press release at AAS meeting on luminous SN discoveries.
2009-12-03 Nature paper uses CSS/CRTS data to confirm SN 2007bi was a pair instabilty type supernova.
2009-11-12CRTS confirms mystery spectrum was due to a type IIn supernova.
2009-11-10CRTS discovers two new and very rare YSOs.
2009-11-08 CRTS brings events from second telescope online.
2009-10-02 CRTS discovers a new kind of so called pair instabilty supernova.
2009-09-20 CRTS starts sending circulars providing details of all event classifications.
2009-08-24 CRTS on, etc.
2009-08-21 CRTS in the UA news
2009-08-05 CRTS is funded. See the news story.
2009-07-31 CV monitoring service lightcurves extended back to 2004
2009-07-30 Current transient lightcurves extended with CSS back to 2004
2009-07-09 Few transients can be expected from CRTS until September due to monsoon season weather.
2009-06-12All detections now have finding charts and tables note whether a detection is new.
2009-06-02Interview with AAVSO about CRTS CVs.
2009-03-16Added a watch list of CVs monitor by CSS/CRTS.
2009-03-06Add page for Blazars discovered during outburst.
2008-11-14Link to CSS archival exposure map.
2008-10-02Link to transients followed up with the P60.
2008-09-01CSS lightcurves of 164 SDSS CVs
2008-08-15CSS lightcurves of 121 Blazars (from GLAST/Fermi targets)
2008-08-12Current Transient lightcurves extended back to 2005 with past data.
2008-05-28 Catalina optical transients can now be accessed from Google Sky via this file