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PESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients

ATel #8555; G. Dimitriadis, R. Firth, C. Frohmaier (Southampton), A. De Cia (Weizmann), L. Galbany (MAS/DAS), C. Inserra (QUB), E. Kankare (QUB), K. Maguire (QUB), S. J. Smartt (QUB), K. W. Smith (QUB), M. Sullivan (Southampton), S. Valenti (UC Davis), O. Yaron (Weizmann), D. Young (QUB), I. Manulis (Weizmann), K. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Huber, E. Magnier, J. Tonry, C. Waters, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Univ. Hawaii)
on 16 Jan 2016; 23:58 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Robert Firth (r.firth@soton.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

PESSTO, the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (see Smartt et al. 2015, A&A, 579, 40 http://www.pessto.org ), reports the following supernova classifications. Targets were supplied by All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae ASAS-SN (see Shappee et al. 2014, ApJ, 788, 48 and http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~assassin/index.shtml ), and Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (see Huber et al., ATel #7153). All observations were performed on the ESO New Technology Telescope at La Silla on 2016 January 15th, using EFOSC2 and Grism 13 (3985-9315A, 18A resolution). Classifications were done with SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) and GELATO (Harutyunyan et al., 2008, A&A, 488, 383). 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
ASASSN-16al | 15:00:27.46 | -13:33:09.0 | 2016-01-15 | ASASSN | 17.0 | 0.009 | IIp | Post-max | PS16op | 12:59:00.83 | -26:07:40.5 | 2016-01-11 | Pan-STARRS | 19.95 | 0.48 | SLSN Ic | -5 | (1)

Notes:
(1) - Spectrum shows broad Mg II and O II as well as a narrow absorption feature consistent with host MgII ISM at z=0.48