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PESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients

ATel #7261; R. Cartier, M. Smith (Southampton), H. Campbell (IoA), A. De Cia (Weizmann), M. T. Botticella (INAF- Capodimonte), C. Lintott, G. Miller, C. Allen, B. Carstensen, G. Hines, A. McMaster, R. J. Smethurst (Oxford) E. Paget (Adler), C. Inserra (QUB), 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), R. Scalzo, F. Yuan, M. Childress, B. Tucker, B. Schmidt (Australian National University), C. Baltay, N. Ellman, E. Hadjiyska, R. McKinnon, D. Rabinowitz, S. Rostami (Yale University), U. Feindt, M. Kowalski (Universitat Bonn), P. Nugent (LBL Berkeley)
on 20 Mar 2015; 18:12 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Mathew Smith (matsmith2@gmail.com)

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 2015-03-19, 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 
 SMTJ13545988-2820020	| 13 54 59.87 | -28 20 01.9 |  20150313  |  SkyMapper   |   18.7    | 0.038 |  Ia  | max   |  a,b 
 SMTJ10310056-3658262	| 10 31 00.55 | -36 58 26.2 |  20150313  |  SkyMapper   |   16.5    | 0.035 |  Ia  | max   |  a,c,d 
 LSQ15xp		| 11 32 42.79 | -16 44 01.2 |  20150316  |     LSQ      |   18.0    | 0.008 |  IIP | -4d   |  
 LSQ15uc		| 12 41 55.45 | -20 13 20.4 |  20150223  |     LSQ      |   21.0    | 0.101 |  Ia  | +3d   |  
  

(a) Identified as a Supernova Candidate through a project run by the Zooniverse as part of the BBC Stargazing Live show ( http://snapshotsupernova.org )
(b) Was identified by Zooniverse volunteers including Anne M. Murray and 'sodasuze'
(c) Was identified by Zooniverse volunteers including 'cthomas', 'monkey_monkey', 'sweater' and 'joannastar'
(d) Spectrally similar to 1991T
(*) SMTJ14323134-1339275 was also identified by the Zooniverse project, including volunteers including Lee Horsley and 'sean63'. This object was first discovered as LSQ15rw