GROND is an imaging instrument to investigate Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows and other transients simultaneously in seven bands g'r'i'z'JHK mounted at the 2.2m MPG telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory (Chile).

We are still in the testing stage of new GROND SN program, PI: (Janet) Ting-Wan Chen.
If you have unusual SNe and need GROND photometry, please contact Janet directly: jchen at
We currently only support to followup SNe at early phase. 

GROND/PESSTO data can be found here:
(for the login here use the username 'pessto')

If you are interested in using GROND data, we appreciate to have those information in your paper:
(A) Coauthorship:
Ting-Wan Chen (T.-W. Chen)
Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstra\ss e 1, 85748, Garching, Germany

(B) Citation:
Please must cite the GROND instrument paper:
Greiner et al. 2008, PASP 120, 405

For the data reduction, the standard reference is:
Krühler et al. 2008, ApJ, 685, 376
But if you a short in references (e.g., for Nature, Science, ApJ Letters ...) you could cut this, 
but for a normal paper it would be appropriate to cite. 

(C) Acknowledgments:
T.-W.C. thanks Thomas Krühler (Kr{\"u}hler) for GROND data reduction. 
Part of the funding for GROND (both hardware as well as personnel) was generously granted from the Leibniz-Prize to Prof. G. Hasinger (DFG grant HA 1850/28-1). 

Ting-Wan Chen,
8 Mar 2017, 07:54