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The ASAS-SN Bright Supernova Catalog I: 2013-2014

Holoien, TW-S, Stanek, KZ, Kochanek, CS, Shappee, BJ, Prieto, JL, Brimacombe, J, Bersier, D, Bishop, DW, Dong, S, Brown, JS, Danilet, AB, Simonian, GV, Basu, U, Beacom, JF, Falco, E, Pojmanski, G, Skowron, DM, Wozniak, PR, Avila, CG, Conseil, E , Contreras, C, Cruz, I, Fernandez, JM, Koff, RA, Guo, Z, Herczeg, GJ, Hissong, J, Hsiao, EY, Jose, J, Kiyota, S, Long, F, Monard, LAG, Nicholls, B, Nicolas, J and Wiethoff, WS (2016) The ASAS-SN Bright Supernova Catalog I: 2013-2014. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464 (3). pp. 2672-2686. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

We present basic statistics for all supernovae discovered by the All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) during its first year-and-a-half of operations, spanning 2013 and 2014. We also present the same information for all other bright ($m_V\leq17$), spectroscopically confirmed supernovae discovered from 2014 May 1 through the end of 2014, providing a comparison to the ASAS-SN sample starting from the point where ASAS-SN became operational in both hemispheres. In addition, we present collected redshifts and near-UV through IR magnitudes, where available, for all host galaxies of the bright supernovae in both samples. This work represents a comprehensive catalog of bright supernovae and their hosts from multiple professional and amateur sources, allowing for population studies that were not previously possible because the all-sky emphasis of ASAS-SN redresses most previously existing biases. In particular, ASAS-SN systematically finds supernovae closer to the centers of host galaxies than either other professional surveys or amateurs, a remarkable result given ASAS-SN's poorer angular resolution. This is the first of a series of yearly papers on bright supernovae and their hosts that will be released by the ASAS-SN team.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.HE; astro-ph.HE
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 12:28
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 21:53
DOI or Identification number: 10.1093/mnras/stw2273
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3423

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