Padova-Asiago Supernova Group
Intermediate Luminosity Optical Transients

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.

NUTS management
Nuts PIs OAPd Operational Team Members: