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Spectroscopic Classification of SN 2017emq as a Type Ia Supernova

ATel #10475; Danfeng Xiang, Liming Rui, Han Lin, Xiaofeng Wang (Tsinghua University), Huiyu Yuan, Feng Xiao, Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), and Jujia Zhang (YNAO)
on 8 Jun 2017; 02:46 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Xiaofeng Wang (wang_xf@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We obtained an optical spectrum (range 370-870 nm) of SN 2017emq(=PS17dfh),discovered by PS1, on UT June 07.54 2017 with the 2.16-m telescope (+BFOSC) at Xinglong Station of National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC). The spectrum is consistent with that of a type Ia supernova around the peak brightness. Cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the "Supernova Identification" code (SNID; Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J., 666, 1024) shows that it matches with SN 2007af at t=0 day from the maximum light. After correcting for a redshift of 0.005 for its host galaxy UGC 5369, an expansion velocity of about 14100 km/s can be derived from the absorption minimum of Si II 635.5 nm line. Our classification spectrum is also posted on the IAU Transient Name Sever: http://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017emq/