Padova-Asiago Supernova Group
The Asiago Transient Classification Program

The program started in 2011 with the aim to classify all transients that are accessible from Asiago and are bright enough for our telescope/instrumentation. We use mainly the 1.82m Copernico telescope of Cima Ekar and, if not available, the 1.22m Galileo telescope of the Pennar station. A few cases of transients classified by our group with other facilities (eg. TNG) are included in the database.
Transient classification information and spectra (fits format) are made immediately available at our site. The spectra are semi-automatic reduction with archive calibration data. Please keep this in mind when using them.
For SN classification we compare the output of two automatic SN classification codes: Gelato (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A 488, 383) and SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J. 666, 1024).
If you use some of the information posted in these pages please make a reference to the paper Tomasella etal. 2014, A.N. 335, 841.

Latest classifications
sn galaxy RA DEC discoverer type redshift ref class fits
SDSS J161346.03+2255 16:13:46.15 +22:54:59.14 ATLAS Ia 0.032 ATEL
IC 3203 12:21:48.75 +25:52:22.15 Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey Ia 0.02309 ATEL
  16:45:38.98 +01:37:20.28 Pan-STARRS1 (aka PS17ckw) IIb 0.022 ATEL
Ark481 15:39:05.04 +05:34:16.93 ASASSN Ia-91T like 0.025955 ATEL
NGC 3506 11:03:13.00 +11:04:40.87 ASASSN (at2017dfq) Ia 0.021358 ATEL

2017ets in SDSS J161346.03+2255
2017ets in SDSS J161346.03+2255
Discovered by: ATLAS

The Asiago Transient Classification Program (Tomasella et al. 2014, AN, 335, 841) reports the spectroscopic classification of ATLAS17hca (SN 2017ets).

The observation was performed with the Asiago 1.82 m Copernico Telescope equipped with AFOSC (range 340-820 nm; resolution 1.4 nm).

Survey Name |  IAU Name   |      Host galaxy       |  Discovery (UT)   | Discovery mag | Observation (UT) |  Redshift | Type   |  Phase       | Notes 
ATLAS17hca | SN 2017ets   |SDSS J161346.03+225508.3|2017-06-16         |     17.99      | 2017-06-20.06    |    0.032  | SN Ia  |  before max  | (1)

(1) The best match is with Type Ia about one week before maximum light. Using the redshift 0.032 (SDSS DR13), from the position of the minimum of the Si II 635nm feature, we infer an expansion velocity of ~11100 km/s for the ejected material.

The classification was performed using the GELATO (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 383) and SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) tools. The Asiago classification spectra are posted at the website