New spectra and images of the PESSTO public survey released in December 2016

Published: 19 Dec 2016

A new release of the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (PESSTO) is available. This release adds 1350 spectra and 383 images to the previously published PESSTO data. All the EFOSC (2851) and SOFI (226) spectra and all the reduced SOFI images (775) obtained during the first four years (April 2012-April 2016) of PESSTO operations, and covering 1168 distinct transient objects, are available via the Phase 3 query interface at the ESO Science Archive Facility.

The PESSTO public survey data release (DR3) is accompanied by a comprehensive description of the spectra and images.

New versions of the transient and lightcurve catalogs will become available in early 2017.

Instructions on how to read or display data in the ESO/SDP tabular data format can be found in the 1D spectrum data format help page.