Night Report Page - 20120807

Observers : S. Smartt, C. Inserra (QUB) Flora Cellier-Holzem (LPHNE)

Data analysts on duty : M. Fraser, D. Wright, A. Pastorello

Time shared with Benetti Large Program (BLP) over the first four nights rather than the breakdown of firewalled nights - this was due to RA pressue ranges of targets and having to work around the weather. Data reduced, as much as possible with the PESSTO pipeline

Total time spent BLP : approx 4.5hrs

All reduced data available as tarball (spectra also through WISEREP) - contact Morgan

All times are CST and approximate 19.38 CST : Clear skies, wind has dropped, seeing ~ 1.4", flux standard EG274 with 1.5" and 1.0" slits  19.40 SN2012P Gr13 2x2000s griz  (BLP). Nice spectra, [OI], [CaII], MgI] Na I P-Cyg, not fully nebular.        Very similar to 2008ax at +158 days (Chornock et al.). PESSTOFASTSPEC available.       griz imaging, image quality around 1.3". Reduced images available.   21.00 SNHunt133 UBVRi imaging (BLP)       SNHunt138 VRi imaging (BLP)   IQ ~ 1.3-1.4" 22.30 PESSTO classfications (all SN matches with SNID)        Object                 Type  Phase redshift  Comments       LSQ12brz                Ia    +9d    0.138    Normal, match to 92A       LSQ12eeq                stellar like         CHASEJ21253403-4016432  Ia    +37d   0.02     normal, match to 03du        CHASEJ20032484-5557192  Ia    +40d   0.014    normal, match to 03du        LSQ12ecb                stellar like, or late-type galaxy dominated        Seeing now 2"        Feige 110 and PG2336 (UBVRgriz)  01.00 SN2009ip UBVRi (BLP)         Seeing variable, from 1.3" - 2.4"        HDE 269006 (= R71) Gr11+16  and UBVRi (avoided saturation). No sign of [CaII]       as in CBET 3192, in fact no strong emission lines apart from H-alpha, which is        weak. Spectrum is late-type, F-type or cooler.      02.15 PESSTO classfications        Object                 Type  Phase redshift  Comments       LSQ12ecu               Difficult target, object identified as possible transient has cluster/HII region spectrum       SNhunt144              Ia    -5d     0.028    Normal, match to 02bo         LSQ12dyw               Unclassified, but interesting, very blue continuum, with some broad                               features, two weak, narrow emission lines                              host galaxy in SDSS is not blue, hence continuum is transient dominated        LSQ12ecp               Ia    +18     0.077  Normal, match to 03du        LSQ12dlf               another unclassified, blue transient. Hostless, no emission or sharp                                absorption features. After binning, broad shallow features are apparent.                               Unknown redshift.       Seeing = 2"       LSQ12dvr               Stellar - must be some flaw in LSQ data, or the star shows very                               high amplitude variations. There is r=17.6 star in SDSS , yet LSQ refs are                               blank. Spectrum weird, blue continuum bit NIR excess and molecular                               bands in emission. A weirdness I don't care for ! But LSQ team                               should check out the data. Edge of chip by the way.   **Winds forcing us to observe southern targets only.**        SN2012dy               Milena will PI this as a PESSTO target - unusually luminous, energetic                               type II. Gr13+UBVRI       PSN J20032484-555719   Ia    +36d   0.016     normal, match to 94aw        HDE 269006 (= R71) Gr11+16  and UBVRi - repeated for 2nd time (looking for rapid variations) (BLP)

Stephen's notes and text dumps

NGC5247 13:37:57 -17:54:27

LSQ12dkh 15:26:51 -00:52:38

LSQ12drz 16:48:17 +19:17:23

CHASE-1 21:25:34 -40:16:43

CHASE-2 20:03:24 -55:57:19

LSQ12edk 03:08:57 -02:57:15

LSQ12dvr 02:38:16 -02:26:19 

LSQ12dlf 01:50:29 -21:48:45

snHunt144 21:12:08.91 -47:03:14.0 

Top three will clash with follow-up targets, hence likely will go for next 5