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PESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients

ATel #8702; M. Kromer (Stockholm University), T. Faran, S. Taubenberger (ESO), N. Elias-Rosa (INAF - Padova), L. Galbany (MAS, DAS), M. Fraser (Cambridge), M. Dennefeld (IAP, UPMC), C. Inserra, E. Kankare, K. Maguire, S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith (QUB), M. Sullivan (Southampton), S. Valenti (UC Davis), 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), 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 17 Feb 2016; 16:54 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: N. Elias-Rosa (nancy.elias@oapd.inaf.it)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

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 Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (see Huber et al., ATel #7153) and La Silla Quest Variability Survey (see Baltay et al. 2013, PASP, 125, 683). All observations were performed on the ESO New Technology Telescope at La Silla on 2016 February 16th, 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) and the Transient Name Server.

 
 Name     | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc. Source   | Disc Mag  | z     | Type  | Phase                 | Notes
SN2016afk | 10 22 29.90 | +15 05 47.7 | 2016-02-09 | Pan-STARRS | 19.8 | 0.045 | SNIa | around maximum light | a SN2016aje | 09 29 12.24 | +12 55 48.7 | 2016-02-10 | La Silla Quest | 18.6 | 0.095 | SNIa | a few days before max | b

a. Discovered originally as PS16agp.
b. Discovered originally as LSQ16ol.