EVLA and Swift Follow Up of PTF10abpr
ATel #3090; Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech), Dale Frail (NRAO), Robert Quimby, Eran Ofek, Shri Kulkarni, Assaf Horesh (Caltech), Avishay Gal-Yam, Iair Arcavi (Weizmann Institute), Fang Yuan, Carl Akerlof (U. Michigan), and Tim McKay (Minnesota) report on behalf of the Palomar Transient Factory collaboration
on 25 Dec 2010; 02:39 UT
Credential Certification: Mansi Manoj Kasliwal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Radio, Optical, Ultra-Violet, X-ray, Supernovae, Transient
We triggered our NRAO Target Of Opportunity program "Exploring Transients in the Local Universe" and used the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) to observe PTF10abpr (ATEL#3089), a Type II supernova at a distance of 20 Mpc. The EVLA observations were made on 2010 December 11.22 UT. We detect no radio emission at a center frequency of 8.46 GHz down to a 3-sigma limit of 81 uJy.
Under our ongoing PTF/Swift program, we began observations of PTF10abpr on December 10.01 UT. We measure the following preliminary UVOT (Vega) magnitudes for the transient: U=17.8, UVW1=18.9, UVM2=19.8, UVW2=19.9. Note that these values may include some contamination from the host galaxy. This source was not detected by the XRT.
We thank the EVLA team and the Swift team for promptly undertaking these target of opportunity observations.
Further monitoring is ongoing.