An open optical transient survey

CRTS Team Results

A systematic search for close supermassive black hole binaries in the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey
Graham et al. 2015, accepted MNRAS

A possible close supermassive black-hole binary in a quasar with optical periodicity
M.J. Graham, S.G. Djorgovski, D. Stern, E. Glikman, A.J. Drake, A.A. Mahabal, C. Donalek, S. Larson, E. Christensen,
2015, Nature.

Discovery of ~9,000 new RR Lyrae in the Southern Catalina Surveys
G. Torrealba, M. Catelan, A.J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski, R.H. McNaught, V. Belokurov, S. Koposov, et al.
2014, MNRAS, 446, 2251

Ultra-short Period Binaries from the Catalina Surveys
A.J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski, D. Garcia-Alvarez, M.J. Graham, M. Catelan, et al.
2014, ApJ, 790, 157

The Catalina Surveys Periodic Variable Star Catalog
A.J. Drake, M.J. Graham, S.G. Djorgovski, M. Catelan, A.A. Mahabal, G. Torrealba, D. Garcia-Alvarez, et al.
2014, ApJS, 213, 9

Cataclysmic Variables from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
A.J. Drake, B.T. Gaensicke, S.G. Djorgovski, P. Wils, A.A. Mahabal, M.J. Graham, T-C. Yang et al.
2014, MNRAS, 441, 1186

A novel variability-based method for quasar selection: evidence for a rest frame ~54 day characteristic timescale.
M.J. Graham, S.G. Djorgovski, A.J. Drake, A.A. Mahabal, M.Chang, D.Stern, C. Donalek, E. Glikman
2014, MNRAS, 439, 703

Evidence for a Milky Way Tidal Stream Reaching Beyond 100 kpc.
A.J. Drake, M. Catelan, S.G. Djorgovski, G. Torrealba, M.J. Graham, A.A. Mahabal, J.L. Prieto et al.
2013, ApJ, 765, 154

Probing the Outer Galactic halo with RR Lyrae from the Catalina Surveys.
A.J. Drake, M. Catelan, S.G. Djorgovski, G. Torrealba, M.J. Graham, V. Belokurov, S. E. Koposov et al.
2013, ApJ, 763, 32

SN 2008jb: A "Lost" Core-Collapse Supernova in a Star-Forming Dwarf Galaxy at ~10 Mpc.
Prieto, Jose L.; Lee, J. C.; Drake, A. J.; McNaught, R.; Garradd, G.; Beacom, J. F.; Beshore, E.; Catelan, M.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Pojmanski, G.; K. Z. Stanek and D. M. Szczygiel,
2012, ApJ, 745, 70

The Discovery and Nature of Optical Transient CSS100217:102913+404220.
Drake, A. J., Djorgovski S.G., Mahabal A., Anderson, J., Roy, R., Mohan, V., Ravindranath S., Frail D., Gezari, S., James D. Neill, L.C. Ho, J.L. Prieto, D. Thompson, J. Thorstensen, M. Wagner, R. Kowalski, J. Chiang, J.E. Grove, F.K. Schinzel, D.L. Wood, L. Carrasco, E. Recillas, L. Kewley, K.N. Archana, Aritra Basu, Yogesh Wadadekar, Brijesh Kumar, A.D. Myers, E.S. Phinney, R. Williams, M.J. Graham, M. Catelan, E. Beshore, S. Larson and E. Christensen
2011, ApJ, 705, 136

Discovery of eclipsing white dwarf systems in a search for Earth-size companions.
Drake, A. J.; Beshore, E.; Catelan, M.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Graham, M. J.; Kleinman, S. J.; Larson, S.; Mahabal, A.; and Williams, R.

Discovery of the Extremely Energetic Supernova 2008fz.
Drake, A.J. , Djorgovski, S.G., Prieto, J.L., Mahabal, A., Balam, D., Williams, R., Graham, M.J., Catelan, M., Beshore, E. and Larson, S.,
2010, ApJL, 718, 127

First Results from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey.
A.J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski, A. Mahabal, E. Beshore, S. Larson, M.J. Graham, R. Williams, E. Christensen, M. Catelan, A. Boattini, A. Gibbs, R. Hill and R. Kowalski,
2009, ApJ, 696, 870

CRTS Conference Articles

The Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
A. J. Drake, S. G. Djorgovski, A. Mahabal, J. L. Prieto, E. Beshore, M. J. Graham, M. Catalan, S. Larson, E. Christensen, C. Donalek, R. Williams 2012, IAU Symp 285, New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy
IAU Symp

Exploring the time domain with synoptic sky surveys
S. G. Djorgovski, A. Mahabal, A. Drake, M. Graham, C. Donalek, and R. Williams, 2012, New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy, IAU Symp. 285, 141.
IAU Symp

Discovery, classification, and scientific exploration of transient events from the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey
A.A. Mahabal, S.G. Djorgovski, A.J. Drake, C. Donalek, M.J. Graham, B. Moghaddam, M. Turmon, R. Williams, E. Beshore and S. Larson, 2011, BASI, 39, 38

The Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS)
S.G. Djorgovski, A.J. Drake, A.A. Mahabal, M.J. Graham, C. Donalek, R. Williams, E.C. Beshore, S.M. Larson, J. Prieto, M. Catelan, E. Christensen, R.H. McNaught, 2011
Invited review, In proc. "The First Year of MAXI: Monitoring Variable X-ray Sources", eds. T. Mihara & N. Kawai, Tokyo: JAXA
Special Publ.

Classification of Optical Transients: Experiences from PQ and CRTS Surveys
GAIA: At the Frontiers of Astrometry, C. Turon, F. Meynadier and F. Arenou (eds) EAS Publications Series, 45, 2010, 173
Mahabal, A.A.; Djorgovski, S.G.; Donalek, C.; Drake, A.J.; Graham, M.J.; Williams, R.D.; Moghaddam, B.; Turmon, M.

Related articles from the CRTS Team

A comparison of period finding algorithms
Matthew J. Graham, Andrew J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski, Ashish A. Mahabal, Ciro Donalek, Victor Duan, Alison Maher
2013, MNRAS, 434, 3423

Using conditional entropy to identify periodicity
Matthew J. Graham, Andrew J. Drake, S. G. Djorgovski, Ashish A Mahabal, Ciro Donalek
2013, MNRAS, 434, 2629

Connecting the time domain community with the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
Matthew J. Graham, S. G. Djorgovski, Ciro Donalek, Andrew J. Drake, Ashish A. Mahabal, Raymond L. Plante, Jeffrey Kantor, John C. Good
SPIE, 2012, 8448, 8

Astronomy with Cutting-Edge ICT: From Transients in the Sky to Data over the Continents (India-US)
Ashish Mahabal, Ajit Kembhavi, Roy Williams, and Sharmad Navelkar 2012, Proceedings of the 32nd Asia-Pacific Advanced Network

Skyalert: Real-time Astronomy for You and Your Robots
R. D. Williams, S. G. Djorgovski, A. J. Drake, M. J. Graham, A. Mahabal, 2009

Automated probabilistic classification of transients and variables
Mahabal, A.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Turmon, M.; Jewell, J.; Williams, R. R.; Drake, A. J.; Graham, M. G.; Donalek, C.; Glikman, E.; Palomar-QUEST team, 2008
AN or astro-ph

Towards Real-time Classification of Astronomical Transients
A. Mahabal, S. G. Djorgovski, R. Williams, A. Drake, C. Donalek, M. Graham, B. Moghaddam, M. Turmon, J. Jewell, A. Khosla, B. Hensley, 2008, Proceedings of the Class 2008

The Palomar-Quest Digital Synoptic Sky Survey
Djorgovski, S.G. Baltay, C. Mahabal, A.A. Drake, A.J., Williams, Rabinowitz, R. D., Graham, M.J.. Donalek, C. Glikman, E., Bauer, A., Scalzo, R., Ellman, N., Jerke, J., 2008
AN or astro-ph

Journal Articles specifically about CRTS discoveries or using Catalina Surveys data


Explaining Two Recent Intermediate Luminosity Optical Transients (ILOTs) by a Binary Interaction and Jets
Noam Soker, Amit Kashi 2015, submitted(?)

PTF 13efv - An outburst 500 days prior to the SNHunt 275 explosion and its radiative efficiency
E.O. Ofek, S.B. Cenko, N.J. Shaviv, et al. 2016, ApJ, in press

Discovery of an X-ray Emitting Contact Binary System 2MASS J11201034−2201340
Chin-Ping Hu, Ting-Chang Yang, Yi Chou et. al. 2016, accepted AJ

A Population of Short-Period Variable Quasars from PTF as Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidates
M. Charisi, I. Bartos, Z. Haiman et al. 2016, submitted MNRAS

SDSS J163459.82+204936.0: A Ringed Infrared-Luminous Quasar with Outflows in both Absorption and Emission Lines
Wen-Juan Liu, Hong-Yan Zhou, Ning Jiang et al. 2016, accepted ApJ

Broad Balmer Absorption Line Variability: Evidence of Gas Transverse Motion in the QSO SDSS J125942.80+121312.6
Xiheng Shi, Hongyan Zhou, Xinwen Shu et al. 2016, ApJ, 819, 99

Observational constraints on the orbit and location of Planet Nine in the outer solar system
Michael E. Brown and Konstantin Batygin

The Time-Domain Spectroscopic Survey: Understanding the Optically Variable Sky with SEQUELS in SDSS-III
John J. Ruan, Scott F. Anderson, Paul J. Green, et al. 2016, submitted ApJ

Multiwavelength Observations of the Redback Millisecond Pulsar J1048+2339
J. S. Deneva, P. S. Ray, F. Camilo, et al. 2016, submitted ApJ

An Extreme Analogue of epsilon Aurigae: An M-giant Eclipsed Every 69 Years by a Large Opaque Disk Surrounding a Small Hot Source
Joseph E. Rodriguez, Keivan G. Stassun, Michael B. Lund. et al. 2016, accepted AJ

A Systematic Search for Changing-Look Quasars in SDSS
MacLeod, C.L., Ross, N.P., Lawrence, A. et al. 2016, MNRAS, 457, 389

Statistical properties of dwarf novae-type cataclysmic variables: The Outburst Catalogue
Deanne L. Coppejans et al. 2016, MNRAS, 454, 4441

Properties and Evolution of the Redback Millisecond Pulsar Binary PSR J2129-0429
Bellm, E.C. et al. 2016, ApJ, 816, 74

Variable stars in the field of the Hydra II ultra-faint dwarf galaxy
A. Katherina Vivas, et al. 2016, AJ, 151, 118

Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Disappearing Central Engine of the Quasar J1011+5442
Runnoe, J. C.,Cales S., Ruan, J.J. et al. 2016, MNRAS, 455, 1691


A study of double- and multi-mode RR Lyrae variables
A. V. Khruslov, Baltic Astronomy, vol. 24, 379-386, 2015

Properties of eclipsing binaries from all-sky surveys - II Detached eclipsing binaries in Catalina Sky Surveys
Lee C.-H. 2015, MNRAS, 454, 2946

SDSS J0159+0105: A Radio-Quiet Quasar with a Centi-Parsec Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidate
Zhen-Ya Zheng et al. 2015, submitted ApJ

Gamma rays from the quasar PKS 1441+25: story of an escape
A. U. Abeysekara et al. 2015, ApJL, 815, 22

The Evolved Main-Sequence Channel: HST and LBT observations of CSS120422:111127+571239
M. Kennedy, P. M. Garnavich, P. J. Callanan, et al. 2015, ApJ, 815, 131

Infrared Time Lags for the Periodic Quasar PG 1302-102
Hyunsung D.J. et al. 2015, ApJL, 814, 12

Multicolour photometry of the T Tauri stars CVSO30
Koen, C. 2015, MNRAS, 450, 3999

Discovery of γ-ray emission from a steep radio spectrum NLS1 B3 1441+476
Neng-Hui Liao, et al. 2015

V899 Mon: an outbursting protostar with a peculiar light curve, and its transition phases.
Ninan, J.P., Ojha, D.K., Baug, T. et al. 2015, ApJ, 815, 4

Transient C IV Broad Absorption Lines in radio detected QSOs
Vivek, M., Srianand, R. and Gupta, N. 2015, MNRAS, 455, 136

Evidence for Quasi-periodic Modulation in the Gamma-ray Blazar PG 1553+113
Ackermann et al. 2015, ApJL, 813, 41

A NuSTAR Observation of the Gamma-Ray-Emitting X-ray Binary and Transitional Millisecond Pulsar Candidate 1RXS J154439.4-112820
Slavko Bogdanov 2015, submitted ApJL

On the triple peaks of SNHunt248 in NGC 5806
Kankare, E., Kotak, R., Pastorello, A. et al. 2015, A&AL 581, 4

Tracing the tidal streams of the Sagittarius dSph, and halo Milky Way features, with carbon-rich long-period variables
Avon Huxor, Eva Grebel 2015, MNRAS, 453, 2653

A Kinematically-Distinct RR-Lyrae Overdensity in the Inner Regions of the Milky Way
D.I. Casetti-Dinescu, D. A. Nusdeo, T.M. Girard, V.I. Korchagin, W.F. van Altena 2015, ApJL, 810, 4

Total eclipse of the heart: The AM CVn Gaia14aae / ASSASN-14cn
Campbell et al. 2015, MNRAS, 452, 1060

Tidal disruption flare in a massive galaxy? Implications for the fuelling mechanisms of nuclear black holes
Merloni, A., Dwelly, T., Salvato, M. et al. 2015, MNRAS, 452, 69

Results of a campaign to observe outbursts of the dwarf nova CSS 121005:212625+201948
Jeremy Shears, James Boardman, David Boyd, Denis Buczynski et al. 2015, accepted BAA

V409 Tau As Another AA Tau: Photometric Observations of Stellar Occultations by the Circumstellar Disk
Joseph E. Rodriguez, Joshua Pepper, Keivan G. Stassun, et al. 2015, AJ, 150, 32

IC 3599 did it again: A second outburst of the X-ray transient Seyfert 1.9 Galaxy
Dirk Grupe, S. Komossa, Richard Saxton, 2015, ApJL, 803, 28

14 new eclipsing white dwarf plus main-sequence binaries from the SDSS and Catalina surveys
S. G. Parsons et al. 2015, MNRAS, 449, 2194

The first gamma-ray detection of the narrow-line Seyfert 1 FBQS J1644+2619
F. D'Ammando M. Orienti, J. Larsson, M. Giroletti, 2015, MNRAS, 452, 520

Spectroscopic Orbital Periods for 29 Cataclysmic Variables from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
John R. Thorstensen, Cynthia J. Taylor, Christopher S. Peters, Julie N. Skinner, John Southworth,
Boris T. Gaensicke 2015, AJ, 149, 128
(Note: Uses Catalina Surveys photometry)

MLS110213:022733+130617: A new eclipsing polar above the period gap
K.M.G Silva, C.V. Rodrigues, A.S. Oliveira, L.A. Almeida, D. Cieslinski, J.E.R. Costa,
F.J. Jablonski 2015, MNRAS, 451, 4183

A serendipitous all sky survey for bright objects in the outer solar system
M.E. Brown, M.T. Bannister, B.P. Schmidt, A.J. Drake, S.G. Djorgovski, M.J. Graham, A. Mahabal,
C. Donalek, S. Larson, E. Christensen, E. Beshore, R. McNaught, 2015, AJ, 149, 69

Weak Galactic halo--dwarf spheroidal connection from RR Lyrae stars
Giuliana Fiorentino, Giuseppe Bono, Matteo Monelli, et al. 2015, ApJL, 798, 12

SN Hunt 248: a super-Eddington outburst from a massive cool hypergiant
J.C. Mauerhan, S.D. Van Dyk, M.L. Graham et al. 2015, MNRAS, 447, 1922


Radio Observations Reveal a Smooth Circumstellar Environment Around the Extraordinary Type Ib Supernova 2012au
Kamble, Atish; Soderberg, Alicia M.; Chomiuk, Laura et al. 2014, ApJ, 797, 2

On the nature of Type IIn/Ia-CSM supernovae: optical and near-infrared spectra of SN 2012ca and SN 2013dn
Fox, Ori D.; Silverman, Jeffrey M.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; et al. 2014, MNRAS, 447, 772
(Note: SN 2013dn was discovered by CRTS)

IRC+10216 Unveils Her Heart: A Companion in 2011 Seen By Hubble
Hyosun Kim, Ho-Gyu Lee, Nicolas Mauron, 2014, submitted

Orbital periods of cataclysmic variables identified by the SDSS. IX. NTT photometry of eight eclipsing and three magnetic systems
John Southworth, C. Tappert, B. T. Gaensicke, C. M. Copperwheat, 2014, A & A, 573, 61
(Note: In constrast to the title, this includes two CVs discovered by CRTS.)

High velocity blue-shifted FeII absorption in the dwarf star-forming galaxy PHL293B: Evidence for a wind driven supershell?
R. Terlevich, E. Terlevich, G. Bosch, et al., 2014, MNRAS, 445, 1449

OT J075418.7+381225 and OT J230425.8+062546: Promising Candidates for the Period Bouncer
Nakata, C., Kato, T., Nogami, D. et al., 2014, PASJ, 134
(Note: OT J075418.7+381225 is in fact CSS130131:075419+381225)

2FGL J1653.6-0159: A New Low in Evaporating Pulsar Binary Periods
Roger W. Romani, Alexei V. Filippenko, S. Bradley Cenko, 2014, ApJL, 793, 20

The Identification of RR Lyrae and Delta Scuti Stars from Variable GALEX Ultraviolet Sources
Kinman, T.D., Brown, W.R., 2014, AJ, 148, 121

SALT long-slit spectroscopy of CTS C30.10: two-component Mg II line
J. Modzelewska, B. Czerny, K. Hryniewicz, et al. 2014, A & A, 570, 53

Followup Observations of SDSS and CRTS Candidate Cataclysmic Variables
Paula Szkody, Mark E. Everett, Steve B. Howell, et al.
2014, AJ, 148, 63

One thousand cataclysmic variables from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
E. Breedt, B.T. Gaensicke, A.J. Drake, et al.
2014, MNRAS, 443, 3174

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. VI: The Sixth Year (2013-2014)
Kato, T., et al. 2014, PASJ, 66, 90

SDSSJ001153.08-064739.2, a cataclysmic variable with an evolved donor in the period gap
A. Rebassa-Mansergas, et al. 2014, ApJ, 790, 28
(Includes CRTS data.)

Asiago Supernova classification program: blowing out the first two hundred candles
Tomasella, L. et al. 2014, AN, 335, 841
(Includes 83 SNe discovered by CRTS.)

Multifrequency Studies of the Peculiar Quasar 4C +21.35 During the 2010 Flaring Activity
Ackermann, M. et al. 2014, ApJ, 786, 157

The supernova CSS121015:004244+132827: a clue for understanding super-luminous supernovae
S. Benetti, M. Nicholl, E. Cappellaro, et al. 2014, MNRAS, 441, 289
(Note: discovered by CRTS)

Broad Absorption Line Variability in Radio-Loud Quasars
C.A. Welling, B.P. Miller, W.N. Brandt, D.M. Capellupo and R.R. Gibson, 2014, MNRAS, 440, 2474

Variability in Low Ionization Broad Absorption Line Outflows
M. Vivek, R. Srianand, P. Petitjean, V.Mohan, A. Mahabal, S. Samui, 2014, MNRAS, 440, 799

Strong RR Lyrae excess in the Hercules-Aquila Cloud
Iulia T. Simion, Vasily Belokurov, Mike Irwin, Sergey E. Koposov, 2014, MNRAS, 440, 161

MAGIC long-term study of the distant TeV blazar PKS 1424+240 in a multiwavelength context
MAGIC Collaboration: Alksic et al. 2014, A&A, 567, 135

Precise parameters for both white dwarfs in the eclipsing binary CSS 41177
M.C.P. Bours, T.R. Marsh, S.G. Parsons et a. 2014, MNRAS, 438, 3399

Connection between optical and gamma-ray variability in blazars
Hovatta, T., et al. MNRAS, 2014, 439, 690

PESSTO monitoring of SN 2012hn: further heterogeneity among faint type I supernovae
S. Valenti, F. Yuan, S. Taubenberger, K. Maguire, A. Pastorello, S. Benetti, et al.
2014, MNRAS, 437, 1519
(Note: SN 2012hn was discovered by CRTS.)

Cool carbon stars in the halo and in dwarf galaxies: Halpha, colours, and variabiity
Nicolas Mauron, Kamo S. Gigoyan, Paul Berlioz-Arthaud, Alain Klotz, 2014, A&A, 562, 24

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. V: The Fifth Year (2012-2013)
Kato, T. et al., 2014, PASJ, 66, 30


The eclipsing post-common envelope binary CSS21055: a white dwarf with a probable brown-dwarf companion
Beuermann, K. et al. 2013, A&A, 558, 6

High-speed photometry of faint cataclysmic variables - VIII. Targets from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
D. L. Coppejans, P. A. Woudt, B. Warner, et al. 2013, MNRAS, 437, 510

Detection of an outburst one year prior to the explosion of SN 2011ht
Fraser, M. et al. 2013, ApJ, 779, L8
(Note: Uses both PS1 and CRTS data)

Hydrogen lines in LAMOST low resolution spectra of RR Lyrae stars
F. Yang, L. Deng, C.Liu, J. L. Carlin, et al. 2014, NewA, 26, 72
(RR Lyrae from CRTS catalog)

SSS J122221.7-311523: Double Superoutburst in a Best Candidate Period Bouncer
Taichi Kato, Berto Monar, Franz-Josef Hambsch, et al. 2013, PASJ, 65, L11
(Note: this discusses CRTS CV SSS130101:122222-311525)

SN 2000cx and SN 2013bh: Extremely Rare, Nearly Twin Type Ia Supernovae
Jeffrey M. Silverman et al. 2013, MNRAS, 436, 1225.
(Note: SN 2013bh was first announced by CRTS and PESSTO under ID CSS130403:150213+103846)

A Lumious and Fast-Expanding Type-Ib supernova SN 2012au
Takaki, K. et al. 2013, ApJL 772, 17
(Note: discovered by CRTS SNhunt)

CSS J134052.0+151341: A Cataclysmic Binary Star with a Stripped, Evolved Secondary
J. R. Thorstensen, 2013, PASP, 125, 506
(Note: this is CSS100531:134052+151341 and noted as a red CV at discovery time.)

The ordinary life of the gamma-ray emitting narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy PKS 1502+036
F. D'Ammando, M. Orienti, A. Doi, et al. 2013, MNRAS, 433, 952

Type Ia Supernovae Strongly Interacting with Their Circumstellar Medium
Silverman, J. et al. 2013, ApJS, 207, 3
(Note: SN 2008cg, SN 2011jb, CSS101008:001049+141039 (= PTF10yni) and CSS120327:110520-015205 were discovered by CRTS.)

Super Luminous Ic Supernovae: catching a magnetar by the tail
C. Inserra, S. J. Smartt, A. Jerkstrand, S. Valenti et al. 2013, ApJ, 770, 128
(Note: includes super-luminous type-Ic SNe discovered by CRTS.)

SN 2012au: A Golden Link Between Super-Luminous Supernovae and Their Lower-Luminosity Counterparts
D. Milisavljevic, A. Soderberg, R. Margutti, M. Drout, G. Marion, et al. 2013, ApJL, 770, 38
(Note: SN 2012au was discovered by CRTS.)

A New Sub-Period-Minimum CV with Partial Hydrogen Depletion and Evidence of Spiral Disk Structure.
C. Littlefield, P. Garnavich, A. Applegate, K. Magno, R. Pogge, J. Irwin,2. G. H. Marion, J. Vinko, and R. P. Kirshner,
2013, AJ 145, 145
(Note: discusses CRTS CV CSS120422:111127+571239.)

Subaru/HDS study of HE 1015-2050: Spectral evidence of R Coronae Borealis light decline.
Aruna Goswami, Wako Aoki
2013, ApJL 2013, 763, L37

Eclipsing Post Common Envelope Binaries from the Catalina Surveys.
S. G. Parsons, B. T. Gansicke, T. R. Marsh, A. J. Drake, V. S. Dhillon, S. P. Littlefair, S. Pyrzas, A. Rebassa-Mansergas, M. R. Schreiber
2013, MNRAS, 429, 256

The Rise of the Remarkable Type IIn Supernova SN 2009ip.
J. L. Prieto, J. Brimacombe, A. J. Drake, S. Howerton
2013, ApJL, 763, L27
(Note: this outburst was discovered by Stan Howerton in CRTS SNHunt.)

Five New Outbursting AM CVns Systems Discovered by PTF.
Levitan, D., Kupfer, T. Groot, P.J. et al. 2013, MNRAS, 430, 996
(Note: includes CRTS CVs CSS090219:043518+002941 and CSS110507:163229+351108.)

Spectropolarimetry of the Type Ia SN 2007sr Two Months after Maximum Light
Zelaya, P.; Quinn, J. R.; Baade, D. et al. 2007, AJ, 145, 27
(Note:(SN 2007sr was discovered by CRTS)

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. IV: The Fourth Year (2011-2012).
T. Kato, et al. 2013, PASJ, 65, 23

The Unprecedented 2012 Outburst of SN 2009ip: A Luminous Blue Variable Becomes a True Supernova
Jon C. Mauerhan, Nathan Smith, Alexei Filippenko et al. 2013, MNRAS, 430, 1801
(Note: this outburst was discovered by Stan Howerton in CRTS SNHunt.)


Five New RR Lyrae Stars in the Catalina Surveys Data Release 1.
S. Huemmerich 2012, PZP 12, 26

The outburst of Nova CSS 081007:030559+054715 (HV Ceti).
Beardmore, A. P.; Osborne, J. P.; Page, K. L.; Hakala, P. J.; Schwarz, et al.
2012 A&A 545, 116

Discovery of the Optical/Ultraviolet/Gamma-ray Counterpart to the Eclipsing Millisecond Pulsar J1816+4510.
Kaplan, D..L. et al. 2012 ApJ 753, 174

CSS100603:112253-111037: A helium-rich dwarf nova with a 65 minute orbital period.
E. Breedt, B. T. Gaensicke, T. R. Marsh, D. Steeghs, A. J. Drake, C. M. Copperwheat
2012 MNRAS 425, 2548

CSS091109:035759+102943 - a candidate polar.
A.D. Schwope, B. Thinius 2012, AN, 333, 717

PreCam, a Precursor Observational Campaign for Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey.
Kuehn, K. et al. 2012, PASP, submitted
(Follow-up of SN 2010lr discovered and confirmed by CRTS)

Spectroscopy and Photometry of Cataclysmic Variable Candidates from the Catalina Real Time Survey (sic).
Thorstensen, J.R., Skinner, J.N. 2012, AJ, 144, 81

A Spectroscopic Study of Type Ibc Supernova Host Galaxies from Untargeted Surveys.
Sanders, N.E., Soderberg, A.M., Levesque, E.M. et al. 2012, ApJ 758, 132

Thirteen New Variable Stars in the Catalina Surveys Data Release 1.
S.V Antipin 2012, PZP, 12, 5

Probing the time variability of five Fe low broad absorption line quasars.
M. Vivek, R. Srianand, P. Petitjean, P. Noterdaeme, V.Mohan, A. Mahabal, V.C. Kuriakose
2012 MNRAS, 423, 2879

The quest for companions to post-common envelope binaries: I. Searching a sample of stars from the CSS and SDSS
Backhaus, U. et al. 2012 A&A 538 84

High speed photometry of faint Cataclysmic Variables - VII. Targets selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey.
Woudt, P.A. et al. 2012, MNRAS, 421, 2414

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. III: The Third Year (2010-2011).
T. Kato, et al. 2012, PASJ, 64, 21

SN 2010ay is a Luminous and Broad-lined Type Ic Supernova within a Low-metallicity Host Galaxy.
Sanders, N.E., et al. 2012, ApJ 756, 184
(Note:SN 2010ay was discovered by CRTS)

The shortest period detached white dwarf + main-sequence binary.
Parsons, S. G.; Marsh, T. R.; Gansicke, B. T.; Dhillon, V. S.; Copperwheat, C. M.; Littlefair, S. P.; Pyrzas, S.; Drake, A. J.; Koester, D.; Schreiber, M. R.; Rebassa-Mansergas, A. 2012, MNRAS, 419, 304

Characterization of Dwarf Novae Using SDSS Colors
Taichi Kato, Hiroyuki Maehara, Makoto Uemura, 2012, PASJ, 64, 63


Optical discovery of probable stellar tidal disruption flares
Sjoert van Velzen, Glennys R. Farrar, Suvi Gezari, Nidia Morrell, Dennis Zaritsky, Linda Ostman, Mathew Smith, Joseph Gelfand, Andrew J. Drake, 2011, ApJ 741, 73

New Cataclysmic Variable 1RXS J073346.0+261933 in Gemini
Denisenko, D. V.; Drake, A. J.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Kryachko, T. V.; Samokhvalov, A. V.; Tkachenko, A. Yu., Astronomy Letters, 2011, 37, 858

A deeply eclipsing detached double helium white dwarf binary
S. G. Parsons, T. R. Marsh, B. T. Gansicke, A. J. Drake, D. Koester, 2011, ApJL 735, 30L

First Unambigous detection of the return of pulsations in the accreting white dwarf SDSS J074531.92+453829.6 after an outburst
Mukadam A.S., et al. 2011, ApJL 728, L23

SDSS J0926+3624: The shortest period eclipsing binary star
C.M. Copperwheat, ..., A.J. Drake, B.T. Gansicke, et al. 2011, MNRAS 410, 1113


Ultra-bright Optical Transients are Linked with Type Ic Supernovae
Pastorello, A., et al. 2010, ApJ, 724, 16
(Note: SN 2010gx was discovered by CRTS and PTF.)

SN 2008iy: an unusual Type IIn Supernova with an enduring 400-d rise time
Miller, A. et al. 2010, MNRAS, 404, 305
(Note: SN 2008iy was discovered by CRTS.)

Discovery and outburst characteristics of the dwarf nova ASAS J224349+0809.5
Shears et al. 2010, JBAA

Outburst characteristics of the dwarf nova SDSS J073208.11+413008.7
Shears, J., Koff, R., Sabo, R. et al. 2010, JBBA

Optical Time-Series Photometry of the Peculiar Nova CSS081007:030559+054715
Templeton, M., Koff, R., Wils, P. and Henden, A.
2010, 38 147 JAAVSO

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. II: The Second Year (2009-2010)
T. Kato, et al. PASJ, 2010, 62, 1525
astro-ph, PASJ

Spectral and Photometric Monitoring of Distant Core-Collapse Supernovae in the SAO RAS
Moskvitin, A. S.; Fatkhullin, T. A.; Sokolov, V. V.; Komarova, V. N.; Drake, A. J.; Roy, R.; Tsvetkov, D. Yu., 2010, AstBu, 65, 230
astro-ph, AstBul

SDWFS-MT-1: A Self-Obscured Luminous Supernova at z~0.2
S., Kozlowski,..., A. J. Drake, J. L. Prieto, E. C. Beshore, S. Larson, et al., 2010
ApJ 722, 1624

Supernova 2007bi as a pair-instability explosion
A. Gal-Yam,... E. C. Beshore, A. J. Drake, et al., 2010, Nature, 462, 7273

Swift observations of CSS081007:030559+054715
Beardmore, A. P.; Osborne, J. P.; Page, K. L.; Schwarz, G.; Starrfield, S.; Hakala, P.; Ness, J.-U.; Balman, S.; Wagner, R. M. 2010, AN, 331, 156
Astro. Nach.

CSS091215:060708-060335 : An Optically Emergent Eruptive Near the Head of Herbig Haro 866 West
J., Greaves, 2010, IBVS, 5921

High speed photometry of faint CVs ... CSS:081419-005022 and CSS:112634-100210
Woudt, P.A., & Warner, B. 2010, MNRAS, 403, 398
MNRAS or astro-ph

The Polar CSS 081231:071126+440405 at a Low Accretion Rate
K. Thorne , P. Garnavich, K. Mohrig, 2010, IBVS, 5923

Orbitial periods of CVs identified by SDSS
Southworth, J., C. M. Copperwheat, B. T. Gansicke and S. Pyrzas, A&A, 2010, 510, 100
A&A or astro-ph


Data Mining for Dwarf Novae in SDSS, GALEX and Astrometric Catalogues
P. Wils, B.T. Gansicke, A. J. Drake, J. Southworth, 2009, MNRAS, 402, 436
MNRAS or astro-ph

A type IIn supernova with coronal lines in the low-metallicity compact dwarf galaxy J1320+2155
Y. I. Izotov, T. X. Thuan, 2009, ApJ, 707, 1560
ApJ or astro-ph

Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae
T. Kato, et al. 2009, PASJ, 61, 395

CSS090530:144011+494734: a new SU UMa-type dwarf nova in Bootes
David Boyd, Nick Dunckel, Jerry Foote, Ian Miller, 2009
JBAA or astro-ph


Confirmation of Catalina Transient CSS071116:214843-000723 as a Cataclysmic Variable from SDSS Stripe82 data
Greaves, J., 2008, PZP 8, 49.

A New Distance to the Antennae Galaxies based on type Ia Supernova 2007sr
Schweizer, F., Burns, C.R. Madore, B.F., et al. 2008, AJ, 136, 1482
AJ or astro-ph

Conference Proc.

L Dwarfs in the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey: Beats And Freaks
Christensen, Amelia; Burgasser, A.; Drake, A.; Hallinan, G. BAAS, 2012, 220, 328.11

Characterising the Dwarf Nova Population of the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
de Bude Deanne; Woudt, Patrick; Warner, Brian
New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, 2012, 285, 301

Gal-Yam, Avishay, Mazzali, Paolo
Supernova discoveries 2010: statistics and trends

High-Speed Photometry of Catalina Sources
Warner, Brian; Woudt, Patrick A.
AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, 1314, 185