PI: Lluis Galbany, U. of Pittsburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Physics Department, 3941 O'Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 US
CoI: Giuliano Pignata, Universidad Andres Bello
CoI: Santiago Gonzalez, University of Lisbon
CoI: Eric Hsiao, Florida State U.
Title: Follow-up of FFTs: Faint, Fast-evolving, non-interacting Type I supernovae
Abstract: We propose to use the 1.3m aperture SMARTS telescope to carry out the monitoring of a few non-interacting Faint and/or Fast-evolving Thermonuclear (FFT; Type I) Supernovae. These objects cover a vast region of the absolute magnitude vs. decline rate parameter space, and they show very different photometric and spectroscopic properties than normal thermonuclear type Ia SNe. At the current stage, each new SN adds information and helps to fill the parameter space. The targets for this follow-up program will be secured by the intensive classification carried out by the extended Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects (ePESSTO). The synergy between the optical+NIR imaging follow- up provided by SMARTS 1.3m + ANDICAM and the spectroscopic coverage provided by ePESSTO will allow us to fully characterize spectrophotometrically $sim$3 FFT objects, and study the transients physics and progenitor systems.
Program Type: Standard/Extragalactic
Run 1 (2018A): CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 30hrs
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