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Discovery of Ten ASAS-SN Supernovae

ATel #11178; J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), G. Krannich (Roof Observatory Kaufering), R. A. Koff (Antelope Hills Observatory), G. Stone (Sierra Remote Observatories), P. Vallely, K. Z. Stanek, J. S. Brown, C. S. Kochanek, J. Shields, T. A. Thompson (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (IfA-Hawaii), T. W.-S. Holoien (Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, S. Bose, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), P. Cacella (DogsHeaven Observatory)
on 16 Jan 2018; 16:57 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Jonathan Brown (brown@astronomy.ohio-state.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 11180, 11181, 11303

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, the quadruple 14-cm "Leavitt" telescope in Fort Davis, Texas, the quadruple 14-cm "Payne-Gaposchkin" telescope in Sutherland, South Africa, and the quadruple 14-cm "Cassius" and "Paczynski" telescopes in Cerro Tololo, Chile, we discovered several new transient sources. Properties of the supernovae and associated finding charts are included in the table below:

Object                     RA (J2000)     DEC (J2000)   Redshift  Disc. UT Date   Disc. V mag  Approx. Abs. Mag   Offset from Host (") 
ASASSN-18ae  (AT 2018br)  03:07:52.532   -45:44:22.74   0.062810     2018-01-06.06       ~18.0          -19.2               7.51 
ASASSN-18af  (AT 2018bs)  03:23:20.738   -22:07:00.67   Unk          2018-01-09.09       ~18.0           ---                6.21 
ASASSN-18ag  (AT 2018ds)  14:48:53.568    38:46:03.70   0.031610     2018-01-09.46       ~16.9          -18.8               4.12 
ASASSN-18ah  (AT 2017jfb) 05:28:51.202   -35:44:35.26   Unk          2018-01-09.14       ~17.6           ---                6.02 
ASASSN-18aj  (AT 2018dx)  09:16:12.286    39:03:42.78   Unk          2018-01-10.21       ~17.3           ---                0.98 
ASASSN-18al  (AT 2018ep)  11:22:40.763    12:01:31.66   0.039841     2018-01-12.39       ~17.1          -19.2               3.22 
ASASSN-18am  (AT 2018gk)  16:35:53.908    40:01:58.31   0.031009     2018-01-13.64       ~16.6          -19.0               8.56 
ASASSN-18an  (AT 2018gl)  09:58:06.110    10:21:33.61   0.017906     2018-01-13.57       ~16.8          -17.8               12.4 
ASASSN-18ao  (AT 2018gm)  10:21:19.150    20:54:37.33   Unk          2018-01-14.32       ~18.1           ---                0.76 
ASASSN-18ap  (AT 2018gn)  01:46:42.385    32:30:27.18   0.037503     2018-01-14.12       ~17.7          -18.4               1.77 

Follow-up observations are encouraged.

While we are participating in the TNS system to minimize potential confusion, ASAS-SN will continue using ASASSN-18xx 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-18xx (AT 2018xyz) 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.