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Discovery of 11 ASAS-SN Supernovae

ATel #11521; J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), J. M. Fernandez (Observatory Inmaculada del Molino), G. Stone (Sierra Remote Observatories), P. Vallely, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek, J. S. Brown, 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), M. Stritzinger, S. Holmbo (Aarhus), B. Nicholls (Mt. Vernon Obs., New Zealand)
on 9 Apr 2018; 20:09 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Patrick Vallely (vallely.7@osu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 11530

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 "Leavitt" telescope in Fort Davis, Texas, the "Payne-Gaposchkin" telescope in Sutherland, South Africa, and the "Cassius" and "Paczynski" telescopes in Cerro Tololo, Chile, we discovered several new transient sources. Properties of the supernovae, as well as associated finding charts showing the archival imaging (left) and the follow-up confirmation image (right) 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-18hh (AT 2018are)  13:49:27.101   +26:27:42.54   0.076358	2018-04-05.17	  ~18.3		-19.4			5.21 
ASASSN-18hg (AT 2018ard)  13:31:19.595   -33:13:54.15   Unk		2018-04-08.28	  ~17.5		 ---			0.54 
ASASSN-18hf (AT 2018aqn)  13:33:52.583   -37:43:59.01   0.024587	2018-04-07.35	  ~17.1		-18.3			70.05 
ASASSN-18he (AT 2018aqk)  12:04:58.324   +32:23:28.78   0.054054	2018-04-05.11	  ~17.8		-19.2			10.11 
ASASSN-18hd (AT 2018aqj)  12:01:43.110   +8:08:04.14    0.041092	2018-04-06.27	  ~17.0		-19.3			0.42 
ASASSN-18hb (AT 2018aqi)  10:48:25.439   -25:09:35.82   0.012509	2018-04-06.08	  ~16.4		-17.6			30.66 
ASASSN-18gz (AT 2018aqe)  14:35:53.709   +35:17:15.23   0.044557	2018-04-05.23	  ~17.2		-19.2			1.53 
ASASSN-18gw (AT 2018aqd)  08:30:30.764   -67:14:53.54   Unk		2018-04-04.10	  ~16.3		 ---			--- 
ASASSN-18gu (AT 2018aqa)  09:12:20.282   +13:40:23.60   0.028830	2018-04-04.18	  ~16.5		-19.1			2.42 
ASASSN-18gt (AT 2018apo)  12:45:05.250   -44:00:23.63   0.016254	2018-04-02.88	  ~16.3		-18.3			4.04 
ASASSN-18gs (AT 2018apn)  15:50:03.541   +42:05:18.48   Unk		2018-04-03.27	  ~17.0		 ---			0.41 

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 would like to 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, the Chinese Academy of Sciences South America Center for Astronomy (CASSACA), and the Villum Fonden (Denmark). For more information about the ASAS-SN project, see the ASAS-SN Homepage and the list of all ASAS-SN transients.