574 transients classified by PESSTO so far
98 transients are being followed by PESSTO

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Superluminous supernovae from PESSTO

Nicholl, et al. is now published in MNRAS.

We present optical spectra and light curves for three hydrogen-poor super-luminous supernovae followed by the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects (PESSTO). Time series spectroscopy from a few days after maximum light to 100 days later shows them to be fairly typical of this class, with spectra dominated by Ca II, Mg II, Fe II and Si II, which evolve slowly over most of the post-peak photospheric phase. We determine bolometric light curves and apply simple fitting tools, based on the diffusion of energy input by ...



The PESSTO SSDR1 spectral data was released in January 2014 and is available from the ESO archive search and retrieve interface.
This included EFOSC2 and SOFI spectra. In September 2014, ESO released version 2, which now includes reduced and calibrated SOFI images. This release concludes SSDR1. The second full data release will come in early 2015.

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a few of the most recent PESSTO papers ...

Superluminous supernovae from PESSTO  Nicholl, M.; Smartt, S. J.; Jerkstrand, A. et al.
OGLE-2013-SN-079: a lonely supernova consistent with a helium shell detonation  Inserra, C.; Sim, S. A.; Wyrzykowski, L. et al.
OGLE-IV Real-Time Transient Search  Wyrzykowski, .; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z.; Kozowski, S. et al.