Object properties

This page provides details for the Target and Alert team about the basic light curve and host parameters of ePESSTO science group targets. If you are the science P.I. of an ePESSTO science project, please add details in the table below for your transient classes. If a category doesn't apply to your science case, just leave it blank.

Some general notes on classification of objects that are in GW contours, or are for the ATLAS volume limited rates project :

Transients within GW countours :

Put them as medium priority, if there are really good candidates we will up them to high priority of course.

These will all get published, as we are classifying objects in the high significance contours of high significance events. One may turn out to be of interest, but for now, we are confusion limited.

Spectra will be useful - so keep as medium.

And observe when likely mag is above our classification limit.

Old and faint targets - If they are older than 2 weeks since discovery and have only one or two lightcurve points at r ~ 20-21 and hence a lightcurve trend (rising or falling) cannot be established, then put them as low. But do not archive them. Unless someone from the GW teams says otherwise.

ATLAS Volume limited rates project :

If in galaxy which has a z < 0.03 then put as high. If z unknown, and nothing else remarkable, leave as medium. Even if they are older than 2-3 weeks, keep them in the marshall as medium.

Spectra will be useful - so do keep as medium, but give higher priority to good, rising targets and targets in table below.