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Other spectroscopic resources

This is a list of other spectroscopic resources available to PESSTO. 

WIFes at ANU :   http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~mjc/observing.html  . For convenience, PESSTO dates also listed   - note that all of these observing dates are UT. A primary goal of our observing schedule is to provide support for PESSTO followup in the time between PESSTO runs, and starting in February our dates are (by design) very well placed to achieve this. If you would like us to take a spectrum of your SN during one of these dates, please let me know.  With the 2.3m at Siding Spring a realistic magnitude limit would probably be about 19th mag, perhaps 18th if you require higher S/N for your science (contact : Michael Childress <mjc@mso.anu.edu.au>) 

Poor weather (Band 4) time on Gemini S+N : Contact is Steve Margheim <smargheim@gemini.edu>. Steve has been approved as a collaborator by the PESSTO Science Board. He has access to roughly 10hrs of Band4 time on Gemini. This is "poor weather" time, but can actually be quite useful for PESSTO follow-up. Steve is on alerts@pessto, so he will see urgent requests for data. Spectra in "poor" Gemini conditions stil reach S/N>30 at 19-19.5. Any Band3 or greater time already allocated will obviously get priority, but this is a very useful addition. 

Lightcurve facilities

This is a list of other imaging resources available to PESSTO. Note that as a PESSTO policy, optical light curves should not be obtained with the NTT unless the target is too faint for smaller facilities (eg >21st mag). It is the responsibility of the Science PI of each follow-up target to organise the light curve coverage, which should be in place (at least in principle) before PESSTO spectroscopic follow-up commences.

3. Liverpool Telescope (50hrs; interacting and ultraluminous transients. PI: Rubina Kotak)
4. Liverpool Telescope (Type Ia supernovae. PI: Mark Sullivan)
5. Faulkes Telescopes
7. REM (F. Bauer, S. Schulze)