ASASSN-16ns: Discovery of A Probable Supernova in GALEXASC J100418.99+432525.7
ATel #9812; J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), G. Stone (Sierra Remote Observatories), J. S. Brown, K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, J. Shields (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, S. Bose, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan), G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy)
on 30 Nov 2016; 15:11 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient
Referred to by ATel #: 9829
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 GALEXASC J100418.99+432525.7.
ASASSN-16ns (AT 2016iog) was discovered in images obtained on UT 2016-11-27.57 at V~17.2 mag. We do not detect (V>17.2) the object in images taken on UT 2016-11-20.51 and before. An image obtained on 2016-11-30 by J. Brimacombe confirms the discovery of the transient. This figure shows the archival SDSS g-band image of the host (left) and the J. Brimacombe confirmation image (right). The red circle has a radius of 5" and is centered on the position of the transient in the J. Brimacombe image.
The position of ASASSN-16ns is approximately 3.3" North and 4.3" West from the center of the galaxy GALEXASC J100418.99+432525.7 (no redshift information available from NED). 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-16ns 10:04:18.591 +43:25:29.13 2016-11-27.57 17.2 N/A 5.42
Obs. UT Date V mag
Follow-up observations are encouraged.
While we are participating in the TNS system to minimize potential confusion, ASAS-SN will continue using ASASSN-16xx transient names as our primary nomenclature (including supernovae, but also other classes of transients), and we encourage others to do the same. We prefer merging the names as ASASSN-16xx (AT2016xyz) to preserve, rather than anonymize, the origin of the transient.
We thank LCOGT and its staff for their continued support of ASAS-SN. ASAS-SN is supported by NSF grant AST-1515927, the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at OSU, and the 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.