EVLA and Swift Follow Up of PTF10abyy
ATel #3093; Mansi M. 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 (U. Minnesota) report on behalf of the Palomar Transient Factory collaboration
on 29 Dec 2010; 22:06 UT
Credential Certification: Mansi Manoj Kasliwal (email@example.com)
Subjects: Radio, 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 PTF10abyy (ATEL#3091), a young Type II supernova
discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory. The EVLA observations were made on 2010 December 10.28 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 PTF10abyy on December 10.41 UT. We measure the following Swift/UVOT (Vega) magnitudes for the transient: U=16.0, UVW1=15.5, UVM2=15.3, UVW2=15.3. Further monitoring is ongoing.
We thank the EVLA team and the Swift team for promptly undertaking these target of opportunity observations.