FLOYDS Classification of DLT17h/AT 2017ahn as a Type II Supernova
ATel #10059; G. Hosseinzadeh (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), S. Valenti (UC Davis), I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, C. McCully (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), D. Sand (TTU), L. Tartaglia (TTU/UC Davis)
on 8 Feb 2017; 20:01 UT
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Credential Certification: Iair Arcavi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Supernovae
We obtained a spectrum of DLT17h/AT 2017ahn (ATel #10058) on 2017 February 8.7 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the Las Cumbres Observatory 2-meter telescope in Siding Spring, Australia. The spectrum is low signal-to-noise but shows a blue continuum with H-alpha and H-beta emission, possibly including a broad component, at the redshift of the host galaxy (z=0.009; HIPASS Catalog via NED). We therefore tentatively classify it as a Type II supernova. The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.