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All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae

(ASAS-SN, ASASSN)
(survey of both hemispheres for supernovae)

The All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) is a survey using 24 telescopes around the world. (It began with four telescopes at Haleakala Hawaii, and four at Cerro Tololo, Chile.) It is apparently unrelated to the All Sky Automated Survey.

It aims to find supernovae and other transients, and can detect new objects with magnitudes 8 to 18. Discovered objects are labeled ASASSN-xxxx, the later part being two digits and two letters.


(survey,transients,supernovae,all sky)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Sky_Automated_Survey_for_SuperNovae
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~assassin/index.shtml
PrefixExample  
ASASSNASASSN-15lh 

Referenced by pages:
Haleakala Observatory
supernova survey

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