Assassin Picture of the Week

2015 May 11

ASAS-SN ``Unpaid Professional Collaborators'': Joe Brimacombe

A very important part of our project is the follow-up effort with bigger telescopes to get confirmation imaging (our images have 7.8" pixels). We are fortunate to have a number of ``unpaid professional astronomers'' working with us on ASAS-SN SN confirmation effort. One of them, Dr. Joseph R. Brimacombe from Cairns, Australia, a medical doctor by day (and often by night, judging by his e-mail response times), has been ASAS-SN team member since June 2013, contributing many high-quality images that have been used to confirm dozens of ASAS-SN supernovae. In fact, our just announced 150th supernova, ASASSN-15il, has been confirmed by Joe just few hours after it was detected in Hawaii.

As you can see from the picture above (taken by him), Joe is using an impressive array of telescopes, including Savannah Skies Observatory in the Australian Outback, and also a 50-cm robotic telescope in New Mexico. Joe has also contributed important data to many other astronomical publications, including fascinating SN 2009ip event. In his ``spare time'', Joe is also an avid photographer, as you can see from the included link. Thank you Joe for being such a wonderful collaborator!

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See previous APOWs:

Where Do Type Ia Supernova Dwell?

Bright Supernova Discoveries Statistics (Again)

ASASSN-14lp: the Brightest Supernova Currently on the Sky

ASASSN-14li: Possible Tidal Disruption Event in Progress

ASASSN-13co: Type-Defying Luminous Type II Supernova

Bright Supernova Discoveries Statistics

Bright Supernovae: ASAS-SN Contribution

Our Big Boom: ASASSN-14cl

First Light on the Small Magellanic Cloud from Chile

Congratulations to Tom and Jacob!

ASASSN-13dn: Spectra from a New Instrument

ASASSN-14ae, A Very Luminous Transient

Our Latest Paper, in Video Form

Host Galaxies of ASAS-SN Supernovae

Back in Real-Time Discovery Business!

We Have a Logo!

Active (Some Less, Some More) Galactic Nuclei with ASAS-SN

Brutus is EXPANDING!

Swift Ultraviolet and Optical Follow-Up of ASASSN-13dl, Our Latest Supernova

Dramatic AGN Outburst in NGC 2617

M81 and Friends

Two ASAS-SN Views of Orion Nebula

AAVSO Observations of Cataclysmic Variable ASASSN-13ck

Two ASAS-SN Supernovae in One Day!

It is Good to be Lucky!

Extreme M-dwarf Flare Observed by ASAS-SN;

Neptune Discovered!

Multiband photometric follow-up of ASASSN-13aw (SN 2013dr);

"Assassin" Unit 1: Brutus;

How ASAS-SN Discovers Supernovae: Case of Supernova ASASSN-13bb;

NGC 2617: Dramatic Seyfert Type Change;

ASASSN-13/SN 2013da: Our First Supernova Three Weeks Later;

M31 and Companions;

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