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.
Discovered by: ASASSN
The Asiago Transient Classification Program (Tomasella et al. 2014, AN, 335, 841) reports the spectroscopic observation of ASASSN-18aas (a.k.a. ATLAS18zre, AT2018jhd) discovered during the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN, Shappee et al. 2014).
The observations were performed with the Asiago 1.82 m Copernico Telescope equipped with AFOSC (range 340-820 nm; resolution 1.4 nm).
Survey Name | IAI Name | Discovery date (UT) | Discovery mag | Observation (UT) | Type | z | Notes| ASASSN-18aas | SN2018jhd | 2018-12-03 01:26:24 | 16.5 |2018–12-04.69 | CV | Galactic | (1) |
(1) the Afosc spectrum shows broad Balmer absorptions with a continuum that rises very strongly to the shortward. There are very weak emission cores in the absorptions. The object is possibly a CV.