Our group is one of the leading nodes of
NUTS, which is a long-term
observational follow-up programme led by researchers from Denmark,
Finland, Italy and Sweden to study peculiar optical and near-infrared
transients, including nearby supernovae, extragalacting discovered
within hours to days after outburst by the All-Sky Automated Survey
for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), and transients discovered in nuclear regions
of galaxies by the ESA Gaia satellite (supernovae, tidal-disruption
events, unpredicatble AGN behaviours). We use the 2.56m Nordic Optical
Telescope (NOT) with ALFOSC and NOTCam for a rapid spectroscopic
classification and subsequent follow-up of these transient events.
NUTS is a 3-yrs project initiated in Spring 2016, and awared by about 80 hours per semester in ToO mode, and 12 half-nights per semester in service (queuing) mode.
- Seppo Mattila (University of Turkku)
- Nancy Elias-Rosa (INAF-OAPd)
- Max Stritzinger (University of Aarhus)
- Peter Lundqvist (Stockholm University)
- Andrea Pastorello - NUTS coordinator
- Stefano Benetti -NUTS-ALFOSC Service Time)
- Enrico Cappellaro - NUTS-ALFOSC data reduction tools
- Lina Tomasella and Andrea Pastorello - ToO team.