Superphot DocumentationΒΆ

Superphot is an open-source Python package for photometric classification of supernovae, based on the method of Villar et al. (2019). To apply this method, you must have the redshift (e.g., from the host galaxy) and Milky Way extinction for each transient. Superphot is optimized for use by time-domain surveys to retrospectively classify transients that were not observed spectroscopically, not for real-time classification.

In Hosseinzadeh et al. (2020), we trained the classifier on a sample of 557 spectroscopically classified supernovae from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey, and then applied it to an additional 2315 transients with host galaxy redshifts. You can see how to reproduce this work at Reproducing Our Paper.