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Spectral classification of nuclear transient Gaia17acn as SN Ia.

ATel #10194; M. Gromadzki, A. Hamanowicz, L. Wyrzykowski (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, Poland)
on 22 Mar 2017; 14:50 UT
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Credential Certification: Lukasz Wyrzykowski (wyrzykow@astrouw.edu.pl)

Subjects: Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 10198

We report the spectroscopic classification of a nuclear transient Gaia17acn discovered by Gaia Science Alerts (http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts). The spectrum was obtained using the FOcal Reducer/low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT). Spectroscopic classification was done using SNID code (Blondin & Tonry 2007).

Name | RA (J2000) | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc. Mag | Obs. Date | z | Type | Notes |
Gaia17acn | 13:29:33.72 | -31:00:01.37 | 2016-02-22 | 18.13 | 2017-03-22 | 0.051 | SN Ia | 30 days after max |

We acknowledge ESA Gaia, DPAC and the Photometric Science Alerts Team (http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts).