The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) is the first optical survey to routinely monitor the whole sky with a cadence of ̃2-3 d down to V ≲ 17 mag. ASAS-SN has monitored the whole sky since 2014, collecting ̃100-500 epochs of observations per field. The V-band light curves for candidate variables identified during the search for supernovae are classified using a random forest classifier and visually verified. We present a catalogue of 66 179 bright, new variable stars discovered during our search for supernovae, including 27 479 periodic variables and 38 700 irregular variables. V-band light curves for the ASAS-SN variables are available through the ASAS-SN variable stars data base (https://asas-sn.osu.edu/variables). The data base will begin to include the light curves of known variable stars in the near future along with the results for a systematic, all-sky variability survey.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- July 2018
- binaries: eclipsing;
- stars: variables: general;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 21 pages, 19 figures, 5 tables. Accepted for publication in MNRAS. The catalog of variable stars and the V-band light curves are available from the ASAS-SN Variable Stars Database at https://asas-sn.osu.edu/variables