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#1 Aaron_tragle

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:10 PM

Hello CN!

 

I am very proud to announce that I have helped discover a supernova! I am just starting to get into ASASSN followups and my first followup was a confirmed positive! I can't believe that at 17 years old in high school that I can do something so incredible, I may very well be the youngest person ever to do something like this! The discovery can be found at http://www.astronome...org/?read=13325 and the SN I helped discover ASASSN-19abt. I hope this is one of many more to come, and on the ATM forum I am making and building a 6in F3 telescope to aid in faster data collection for these followups. 

 

Have a good night!


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#2 wrnchhead

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:14 PM

Very good job man!


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:51 PM

Nice job!  What did you do??


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:52 PM

I hate you.

 

Congrats!


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:55 PM

you are blessed with the light vigil.waytogo.gif


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:29 PM

Outstanding!



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:02 AM

Outstanding Aaron! Congrats. waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

Good job!

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#9 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:11 AM

Congratulations, keep up the good work. applause.gif



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:07 PM

Nice work, though I see it is not confirmed as a supernova in TNS yet 

https://wis-tns.weiz.../object/2019von

is  there a confirming spectrum ? (It is in the core of the galaxy so it could be a tough one to get a spectrum of)

 

Cheers

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 02:28 PM

 I see it is not confirmed as a supernova in TNS yet 

 

Because it is near the core of the galaxy, the discovery report on TNS suggests it could also be an Active Galactic Nucleus outburst or even a Tidal Disruption Event, both evidence of a supermassive blackhole feeding, but a spectrum would be needed to definitively decide what it is.  (Unfortunately it is too low for me to take a spectrum at this brightness)  Even so, whatever it is released a lot of energy ! 

 

Cheers

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 03:55 PM

Hello CN!

 

I am very proud to announce that I have helped discover a supernova! I am just starting to get into ASASSN followups and my first followup was a confirmed positive! I can't believe that at 17 years old in high school that I can do something so incredible, I may very well be the youngest person ever to do something like this! The discovery can be found at http://www.astronome...org/?read=13325 and the SN I helped discover ASASSN-19abt. I hope this is one of many more to come, and on the ATM forum I am making and building a 6in F3 telescope to aid in faster data collection for these followups. 

 

Have a good night!

Congratulations on your discovery!

 

Sorry to burst your bubble, but in 2011, Kathryn Aurora Gray discovered a supernova at age 10.  A few years later, her younger brother also discovered one, also at age 10.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 02:20 AM

Congratulations Aaron!

 

Your pride is completely justified. Keep up the good work and please keep us posted on your future activities.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 07:44 AM

Heck, I'd love to discover a Nova at any age.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:37 AM

Glad to have you on our Team! Excellent work! 


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:02 AM

Great job!



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Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:41 AM

Hello CN!

 

I am very proud to announce that I have helped discover a supernova! I am just starting to get into ASASSN followups and my first followup was a confirmed positive! I can't believe that at 17 years old in high school that I can do something so incredible, I may very well be the youngest person ever to do something like this! The discovery can be found at http://www.astronome...org/?read=13325 and the SN I helped discover ASASSN-19abt. I hope this is one of many more to come, and on the ATM forum I am making and building a 6in F3 telescope to aid in faster data collection for these followups. 

 

Have a good night!

Congratulations, man!



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 05:28 PM

Go away..This website is devoted to people that never find anything and hope that they do.

You have now upset that equilibrium!

Good Job!

 

Clear eyes and open skies (or is that the other way around? belushi.gif ).


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:26 PM

Go away..This website is devoted to people that never find anything and hope that they do.

You have now upset that equilibrium!

Good Job!

 

Looks like the young'ns have us on the run.

 

- Cal


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:45 PM

From the website Aaron referenced:

 

 Discovery of 8 ASAS-SN Supernova Candidates

 

J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), P. Cacella (DogsHeaven Observatory), B. Nicholls (Mt. Vernon Obs., New Zealand),

A. Tragle, G. George (WWVSH), P. Vallely, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek, C. M. Basinger, Z. Way, S. Bose, T. A. Thompson (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (IfA-Hawaii), T. W.-S. Holoien (Carnegie Observatories), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), M. Stritzinger, S. Holmbo (Aarhus), G. Stone (Sierra Remote Observatories)

Congratulations on your good team effort.



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:43 AM

Nice work, though I see it is not confirmed as a supernova in TNS yet 

https://wis-tns.weiz.../object/2019von

is  there a confirming spectrum ? (It is in the core of the galaxy so it could be a tough one to get a spectrum of)

 

Cheers

Robin

Now officially confirmed spectroscopically as a supernova 

https://wis-tns.weiz.../object/2019von

A type Ia  (Either a white dwarf which has been feeding off its binary companion until it reached critical mass and destroyed itself in a thermonuclear explosion or a merger of two white dwarfs with similar consequences)



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:39 AM

Excellent! Good job.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:39 AM

Congrats, awesome work and well deserved....




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