686 transients classified by PESSTO so far
118 transients are being followed by PESSTO

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Four New PESSTO Papers

Four more PESSTO papers have been submitted or accepted in February 2015. The PESSTO legacy data set for SN2009ip continues, with Morgan Fraser’s paper presenting the photometric and spectroscopic data for SN2009ip during 2013 and 2014 observing seasons. Elisabeth Gall submitted a paper on LSQ13cuw discovered within a day of explosion by our partners in the La Silla QUEST survey. Andrea Pastorello’s substantial series of papers on type Ibn supernovae continues with papers V and VI in the series being supported with PESSTO data. PESSTO has now published (or submitted) 22 papers, with approximately another 20 in prepara ...

PESSTO’s Serendipitous Supernova Discovery

For the first time PESSTO have discovered a supernova of their own! The supernova was discovered in UBVRI EFOSC imaging taken of galaxy ESO-154-G010, the host of the previous supernova SN2013fc, on the 16th November 2014. Tuomas Kangas (University of Turku) spotted the new transient while taking images for the PESSTO campaign on SN2013fc. The supernova is identified in the composite VRI colour-image below by the red cross-hairs and has been reported Smith et al. ATel 6739 . This is an excellent opportunity to study a young, peculiar SN from before maximum light to the nebular phase and ...

a few of the most recent PESSTO papers ...

SN 2009ip at late times - an interacting transient at +2 years  Fraser, Morgan; Kotak, Rubina; Pastorello, Andrea et al.
OGLE-2013-SN-079: A Lonely Supernova Consistent with a Helium Shell Detonation  Inserra, C.; Sim, S. A.; Wyrzykowski, L. et al.