Padova-Asiago Supernova Group
The Asiago Transient Classification Program

The program started in 2011 with the aim to classify all transients that are accessible from Asiago and are bright enough for our telescope/instrumentation. We use mainly the 1.82m Copernico telescope of Cima Ekar and, if not available, the 1.22m Galileo telescope of the Pennar station. A few cases of transients classified by our group with other facilities (eg. TNG) are included in the database.
Transient classification information and spectra (fits format) are made immediately available at our site. The spectra are semi-automatic reduction with archive calibration data. Please keep this in mind when using them.
For SN classification we compare the output of two automatic SN classification codes: Gelato (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A 488, 383) and SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J. 666, 1024).
If you use some of the information posted in these pages please make a reference to the paper Tomasella etal. 2014, A.N. 335, 841.

Latest classifications
sn galaxy RA DEC discoverer type redshift ref class fits
  00:50:55.08 -07:46:00.98 ASASSN Ia 0.05 ATEL
SDSS J175740.70+5001 17:57:40.36 +50:02:19.72 ASASSN Ia Pec 0.017 ATEL
2MASX J14433925+1852 14:43:39.05 +18:52:12.65 ASASSN Ia Pec 0.031 ATEL
GALEXASC J114845.20- 11:48:45.10 -18:24:34.31 ASASSN Ia 0.07 ATEL
  09:41:10.63 +24:01:20.51 ASASSN Ia Pec 0.070 ATEL

Discovered by: ASASSN

The Asiago Transient Classification Program (Tomasella et al. 2014, AN, 335, 841) reports the spectroscopic classification of ASASSN-18sg (AT2018fcw) discovered during the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN, Shappee et al. 2014).

The observations were performed with the Asiago 1.82 m Copernico Telescope equipped with AFOSC (range 340-820 nm; resolution 1.4 nm).

Survey Name   | IAI Name      | Discovery date (UT)  | Discovery mag    | Observation (UT)    |  Type     | z         | Notes|
ASASSN-18sg   | SN2018fcw     |  2018-08-14 23:45:36 | 17.6             |2018–08-17.00        |   Ia      | 0.05      | (1)  |                 

(1) Best match with Type Ia SN around maximum light. The velocity of the ejecta, as measured from SiII 635.5 nm, is around 10000 km/s, assuming a redshift of 0.05 as derived from SNID SN template fitting.

Classification was done with GELATO (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 383) and SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024). The Asiago classification spectra are posted at the website