PESSTO Phase III Catalogue (End of Year 2)

As part of ESO Phase III, as well as the science data products (imaging and spectra), we have to submit catalogues of our data. These catalogues were not required in year 1, but are now required as we progress towards submitting the data products for year 2.

So far as we can tell, we need to submit 2 catalogues:

    1. A catalogue of all PESSTO transients

    2. A catalogue of all PESSTO transient lightcurves.

PESSTO Transient Catalogue

This transient catalogue will contain exactly one entry for each transient that has been classified and/or followed during the survey programme. It’s up to us to decide what fields get included in the PESSTO Transient Catalogue. So far we've come up with the schema below (closely mimicking the IAU CBET Recent SNe listings).

ACTION: Everyone please review this schema for the PESSTO Transient Catalogue and send any suggested amendments to Stephen and Dave.

PESSTO Photometry Catalogue

This multi-epoch photometric catalogue shall contain the photometric data from all of the PESSTO light curves for datasets completed before 1st March 2014. Each row in this catalogue consists of the photometric measurements for one source obtained at one epoch and the catalogue is linked to the PESSTO Transient Catalogue via the unique TRANSIENT_ID.

All said, we need to include in this catalogue all PESSTO photometry from datasets PUBLISHED before 31st December 2014. Below is a table of the 67 transients that PESSTO has followed (and have been assigned a designated object PI) that were added to the Marshall before 1st March 2014.

ACTION: PIs please add a comment to the table to give us an idea of the status of the dataset (e.g. ‘no photometry included in dataset’, ‘object abandoned’, ‘paper being written’, 'data under analysis', 'data analysis complete, being written up' …)

ACTION: PIs if your paper has been published or has been submitted and you assume it shall be in press by 31st December 2014, please send Dave Young a table of the photometry (TEX format/plain text is preferable)