ICG supernova hunters Chris D’Andrea, Andreas Papadopoulos and Bob Nichol have found the second superluminous supernova in the second year of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) data. The object shown below was identified by graduate student Andreas Papadopoulos and triggered for confirmation using the largest telescopes in the world including Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), MMT and Keck. With spectra in hand, the DES supernova team announced the discovery via an Astronomer’s Telegram yesterday to allow other astronomers in the world to observe this fascinating object. Such supernovae are typically 50 to 100 times brighter than normal supernova but up to 1000 times rarer. To date, only a few tens of such supernovae are known and very few have been seen at the redshift (z=0.87) of DES14X2byo – the name given to this event. The ICG team have more candidate objects to chase in coming months.