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PESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients 20120907

ATel #4362; I. Arcavi (Weizmann Institute for Science) Y.-C Pan, M. Sullivan, K. Maguire (University of Oxford), S. Taubenberger (MPA Garching), S. Valenti, A. Pastorello, S. Benetti (INAF - Padova Astronomical Observatory), S. J. Smartt, K. Smith, D. Young (Queen's University Belfast), A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron (Weizmann Institute for Science), C. Baltay, N. Ellman, E. Hadjiyska, R. McKinnon, D. Rabinowitz (Yale University), U. Feindt, M. Kowalski (Universitat Bonn), P. Nugent (LBL Berkeley)
on 8 Sep 2012; 19:18 UT
Credential Certification: Kate Maguire (kmaguire11@qub.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 4369

PESSTO, the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (see Valenti et al., ATel #4037; http://www.pessto.org ), reports the following supernova classifications. Targets were supplied by the La Silla-Quest survey (see Hadjiyska et al., ATel #3812) and the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (http://crts.caltech.edu/). All observations were performed on the ESO New Technology Telescope at La Silla on 2012 September 07, using EFOSC2 and Grism 13 (3985-9315A, 18A resolution). Classifications were done with 'superfit' (Howell et al. 2005). Classification spectra can be obtained from http://www.pessto.org (via WISeREP).

 
 Name     | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc. Source | Disc Mag  |  z   | Type  | Phase (d) | Notes 
LSQ12eij | 23 35 24.58    | -20 30 40.7   |  20120812  |     LSQ      |   19.3    | ? |  ?   | ?   | continuum dominated, see note (1) 
SNhunt146 | 03 18 51.12    | -13:03:47.2   |  20120814  |     CRTS     |   19.3    | 0.031 |  SN Ia    | +25   |  
SSS120827:010014-304831 | 01 00 14.37    | -30 48 30.8   |  20120827  |     CRTS     |   15.4    | 0.055 |  SN Ia    | +45   |  
LSQ12eor | 03 50 51.58    | -16 55 27.6   |  20120827  |     LSQ     |   18.7    | 0.04 |  SN II    | ?  |  

(1) Observed by Nearby Supernova Factory II (http://snfactory.lbl.gov) to have moderately blue, featureless continuum (priv. comm.)