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Discovery and Classification of a Supernova by PSST

ATel #10111; M. Huber (IfA, Hawaii), K. W. Smith, P. Clark, D. Wright, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast), K. C. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Willman, A. Schultz, T. Lowe, B. Gibson, E. Magnier, C. Waters, J. Tonry, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Hawaii), R. J. Foley (Illinois), S. W. Jha (Rutgers), A. Rest (STScI), D. Scolnic (Chicago/KICP)
on 22 Feb 2017; 23:11 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Ken Smith (k.w.smith@qub.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

A bright transient was discovered as part of the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST, see Huber et al. ATel #7153). A spectrum was taken on the UH 2.2m + SNIFS spectrometer on 20170222, and the transient is confirmed to be a SN of the following type (from SNID).

Name      | PS Name | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc Mag |    z     |   type     | phase | Notes 
SN2017avj | PS17bbn | 13 05 03.00 | +53 39 33.2 |  20170214  |  17.59 i | 0.029037 |  SNIa-91bg |  max  | (1) 

(1) Redshift of the host (CGCG 270-047) as reported by NED. At this redshift, mu=35.47, A_i=0.032, M_i=-17.91