ASAS-SN Discovery of A Probable Supernova in UGC 09108 NED02
ATel #7775; J. Nicolas (Groupe SNAUDE, France), G. Masi, P. Catalano (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy), J. M. Fernandez (Observatory Inmaculada del Molino), J. S. Brown, K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, A. B. Danilet, G. Simonian, U. Basu, J. F. Beacom, T. A. Thompson (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), E. Falco (CfA), P. R. Wozniak (LANL), D. Szczygiel, G. Pojmanski (Warsaw University Observatory)
on 8 Jul 2015; 18:13 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient
Referred to by ATel #: 7781
During the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN or "Assassin"), using data from the quadruple 14-cm "Brutus" telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii, we discovered a new transient source, most likely a supernova, in the galaxy UGC 09108 NED02.
ASASSN-15mf was discovered in images obtained on UT 2015-07-07.32 at V~16.8 mag. We do not detect (V>16.8) the object in images taken on UT 2015-07-05.34 and before. Images obtained on 2015-07-07 by J. Nicolas, G. Masi, and J. M. Fernandez confirm the discovery of the transient. This figure shows the archival SDSS g-band image of the host (left) and the G. Masi confirmation image (right). The red circle has a radius of 3" and is centered on the position of the transient in the G. Masi image.
The position of ASASSN-15mf is approximately 0.21" South and 2.59" West from the center of the galaxy UGC 09108 NED02 (z=0.026, d=113 Mpc, via NED), giving an absolute V-band magnitude of approximately -18.6 (m-M=35.26, A_V=0.101). Properties of the new source and photometry are summarized in the tables below:
Object RA (J2000) DEC (J2000) Disc. UT Date Disc. V mag Approx. Abs. Mag Offset from Host (")
ASASSN-15mf 14:14:22.80 +02:58:31.0 2015-07-07.32 16.8 -18.6 2.6
Obs. UT Date V mag
Follow-up observations are encouraged.
We thank LCOGT and its staff for their continued support of ASAS-SN. ASAS-SN is supported in part by Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation. For more information about the ASAS-SN project, see the ASAS-SN Homepage and the list of all ASAS-SN transients.