ASASSN-17ia and ASASSN-17ie: Discovery of Two Probable Supernovae
ATel #10544; G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy), R. S. Post (Post Astronomy), P. Cacella (DogsHeaven Observatory), G. Stone (Sierra Remote Observatories), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), J. S. Brown, K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, J. Shields, T. A. Thompson (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, S. Bose, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), P. Marples (Leyburn Observatory, Australia), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan), W. Wiethoff (University of Minnesota, Duluth)
on 30 Jun 2017; 17:18 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient
During the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN, Shappee et al. 2014), using data from the quadruple 14-cm "Brutus" telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii, we discovered two new transient sources, most likely supernovae, in the galaxies UGC 08287 and IRAS 18294+1636.
ASASSN-17ia (AT 2017ewv) was discovered in images obtained on UT 2017-06-23.31 at V~16.9 mag. Follow-up images obtained on 2017-06-23 confirm the discovery of the transient. This figure shows the archival Pan-STARRS (Chambers et al. 2016, arXiv:1612.05560) g-band image of the host (left) and the G. Masi confirmation image (right). The red circle has a radius of 5" and is centered on the position of the transient in the G. Masi image.
The position of ASASSN-17ia is approximately 10.7" South and 10.7" West from the center of the galaxy UGC 08287 (z=0.022516, d=94.4 Mpc, via NED), giving an absolute V-band magnitude of approximately -18.0 (m-M=34.83, A_V=0.103).
ASASSN-17ie (AT 2017exo) was discovered in images obtained on UT 2017-06-24.43 at V~16.7 mag. Follow-up images obtained on 2017-06-24 confirm the discovery of the transient. This figure shows the archival SDSS g-band image of the host (left) and the G. Masi confirmation image (right). The red circle has a radius of 5" and is centered on the position of the transient in the G. Masi image.
The position of ASASSN-17ie is approximately 2.8" South and 1.3" West from the center of the galaxy IRAS 18294+1636 (z=0.016288, d=65.9 Mpc, via NED), giving an absolute V-band magnitude of approximately -18.2 (m-M=34.06, A_V=0.866). Properties of the new source and photometry are summarized in the tables below:
Object RA (J2000) DEC (J2000) Disc. UT Date Disc. V mag Approx. Abs. Mag Offset from Host (")
ASASSN-17ia 13:10:59.294 +78:24:37.16 2017-06-23.31 16.9 -18.0 15.13
ASASSN-17ie 18:31:41.813 +16:39:05.21 2017-06-24.43 16.7 -18.2 3.09
Obs. UT Date V mag
Obs. UT Date V mag
Follow-up observations are encouraged.
While we are participating in the TNS system to minimize potential confusion, ASAS-SN will continue using ASASSN-17xx transient names as our primary nomenclature (including supernovae, but also other classes of transients), and we encourage others to do the same. We prefer merging the names as ASASSN-17xx (AT 2017xyz) to preserve, rather than anonymize, the origin of the transient.
We thank Las Cumbres Observatory and its staff for their continued support of ASAS-SN. ASAS-SN is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant GBMF5490 to the Ohio State University, NSF grant AST-1515927, the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation, the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at OSU, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences South America Center for Astronomy (CASSACA). For more information about the ASAS-SN project, see the ASAS-SN Homepage and the list of all ASAS-SN transients.