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Title: iPTF Survey for Cool Transients

Abstract

We performed a wide-area (2000 deg 2) g and I band experiment as part of a two month extension to the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory. We discovered 36 extragalactic transients including iPTF17lf, a highly reddened local SN Ia, iPTF17bkj, a new member of the rare class of transitional Ibn/IIn supernovae, and iPTF17be, a candidate luminous blue variable outburst. Finally, we do not detect any luminous red novae and place an upper limit on their rate. We show that adding a slow-cadence I band component to upcoming surveys such as the Zwicky Transient Facility will improve the photometric selection of cool and dusty transients.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
Contributing Org.:
Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1457003
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 130; Journal Issue: 985; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-6280
Publisher:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Adams, S. M., Blagorodnova, N., Kasliwal, M. M., Amanullah, R., Barlow, T., Bue, B., Bulla, M., Cao, Y., Cenko, S. B., Cook, D. O., Ferretti, R., Fox, O. D., Fremling, C., Gezari, S., Goobar, A., Ho, A. Y. Q., Hung, T., Karamehmetoglu, E., Kulkarni, S. R., Kupfer, T., Laher, R. R., Masci, F. J., Miller, A. A., Neill, J. D., Nugent, P. E., Sollerman, J., Taddia, F., and Walters, R. iPTF Survey for Cool Transients. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/aaa356.
Adams, S. M., Blagorodnova, N., Kasliwal, M. M., Amanullah, R., Barlow, T., Bue, B., Bulla, M., Cao, Y., Cenko, S. B., Cook, D. O., Ferretti, R., Fox, O. D., Fremling, C., Gezari, S., Goobar, A., Ho, A. Y. Q., Hung, T., Karamehmetoglu, E., Kulkarni, S. R., Kupfer, T., Laher, R. R., Masci, F. J., Miller, A. A., Neill, J. D., Nugent, P. E., Sollerman, J., Taddia, F., & Walters, R. iPTF Survey for Cool Transients. United States. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/aaa356.
Adams, S. M., Blagorodnova, N., Kasliwal, M. M., Amanullah, R., Barlow, T., Bue, B., Bulla, M., Cao, Y., Cenko, S. B., Cook, D. O., Ferretti, R., Fox, O. D., Fremling, C., Gezari, S., Goobar, A., Ho, A. Y. Q., Hung, T., Karamehmetoglu, E., Kulkarni, S. R., Kupfer, T., Laher, R. R., Masci, F. J., Miller, A. A., Neill, J. D., Nugent, P. E., Sollerman, J., Taddia, F., and Walters, R. Thu . "iPTF Survey for Cool Transients". United States. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/aaa356. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457003.
@article{osti_1457003,
title = {iPTF Survey for Cool Transients},
author = {Adams, S. M. and Blagorodnova, N. and Kasliwal, M. M. and Amanullah, R. and Barlow, T. and Bue, B. and Bulla, M. and Cao, Y. and Cenko, S. B. and Cook, D. O. and Ferretti, R. and Fox, O. D. and Fremling, C. and Gezari, S. and Goobar, A. and Ho, A. Y. Q. and Hung, T. and Karamehmetoglu, E. and Kulkarni, S. R. and Kupfer, T. and Laher, R. R. and Masci, F. J. and Miller, A. A. and Neill, J. D. and Nugent, P. E. and Sollerman, J. and Taddia, F. and Walters, R.},
abstractNote = {We performed a wide-area (2000 deg2) g and I band experiment as part of a two month extension to the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory. We discovered 36 extragalactic transients including iPTF17lf, a highly reddened local SN Ia, iPTF17bkj, a new member of the rare class of transitional Ibn/IIn supernovae, and iPTF17be, a candidate luminous blue variable outburst. Finally, we do not detect any luminous red novae and place an upper limit on their rate. We show that adding a slow-cadence I band component to upcoming surveys such as the Zwicky Transient Facility will improve the photometric selection of cool and dusty transients.},
doi = {10.1088/1538-3873/aaa356},
journal = {Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
issn = {0004-6280},
number = 985,
volume = 130,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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