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FLOYDS Classification of AT 2017czd as a Young Type II Supernova

ATel #10266; G. Hosseinzadeh, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, C. McCully (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), S. Valenti (UC Davis)
on 13 Apr 2017; 17:51 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Curtis McCully (cmccully@lco.global)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We obtained a spectrum of AT 2017czd, discovered by Koichi Itagaki, on 2017 April 13.5 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the Las Cumbres Observatory 2-meter telescope on Haleakala, Hawai'i. The spectrum shows a blue continuum with narrow galaxy emission lines at the redshift of the proposed host (z=0.008; SDSS DR3, via NED). We therefore classify the transient as a young Type II supernova. The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.