ASAS-SN Discovery of A Very Bright Supernova in NGC 7213
ATel #8474; J. S. Brown, K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, D. Godoy-Rivera, U. Basu (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory)
on 30 Dec 2015; 01:54 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient
During the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN or "Assassin"), using data from the quadruple 14-cm "Cassius" telescope in Cerro Tololo, Chile, we discovered a new transient source, most likely a supernova, in the nearby galaxy NGC 7213.
ASASSN-15us was discovered in images obtained on UT 2015-12-29.03 at V~14.7 mag. We also detect the object in images obtained on UT 2015-12-25.05 (V~16.1). We do not detect (V>17.1) the object in images taken on UT 2015-12-22.06 and before. This figure shows the ASAS-SN V-band reference image (left), the ASAS-SN discovery image (middle), and the archival DSS image of the host (right). The red circle has a radius of 15" and is centered on the position of the transient in the discovery image.
The position of ASASSN-15us is approximately 117" North and 68" West from the center of the galaxy NGC 7213 (z=0.005839, d=21.2 Mpc, via NED), giving an absolute V-band magnitude of approximately -17.0 (m-M=31.63, A_V=0.04). 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-15us 22:09:09.641 -47:08:02.48 2015-12-29.03 14.7 -17.0 135.33
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 by NSF grant AST-1515927, the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation, the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at OSU, and the Robert Martin Ayers Sciences Fund. For more information about the ASAS-SN project, see the ASAS-SN Homepage and the list of all ASAS-SN transients.