PESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients
ATel #7254; H. Campbell (IoA), R. Cartier, M. Smith (Southampton), J. Anderson, C. Inserra (QUB), C. Lintott, G. Miller, C. Allen, B. Carstensen, G. Hines, A. McMaster (Oxford) E. Paget (Adler), K. Maguire (ESO), S. J. Smartt (QUB), K. W. Smith (QUB), M. Sullivan (Southampton), S. Valenti (LCOGT), O. Yaron (Weizmann), D. Young (QUB), I. Manulis (Weizmann), D. Wright (QUB), K. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Huber, E. Magnier, J. Tonry, C. Waters, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Univ. Hawaii)
on 19 Mar 2015; 19:54 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae
PESSTO, the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (see Smartt et al., arXiv:1411.0299 http://www.pessto.org ), reports the following supernova classifications. Targets were supplied by the La Silla-Quest survey (see Baltay et al., PASP, 2013, 125, 683), and SkyMapper (Scalzo et al., ATel #5480). All observations were performed on the ESO New Technology Telescope at La Silla on 2015 03 18, using EFOSC2 and Grism 13 (3985-9315A, 18A resolution). Classifications were done with SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) and superfit (Howell et al. 2005, Ap.J. 634, 1190). 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 | Notes
SMTJ13254308-2932269 | 13 25 43.07 | -29 32 26.9 | 20150313 | SkyMapper | 18.4 | 0.040 | Ic | +5 | a
LSQ15xi | 12 48 08.40 | -26 39 58.5 | 20150316 | LSQ | 17.7 | 0.000 | CV | -- |
(a) Identified as a Supernova Candidate through a project run by the Zooniverse as part of the BBC Stargazing Live show ( http://snapshotsupernova.org ); the candidate was correctly classified by five volunteers, and discussed by others including Julia Wilkinson.