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SALT spectroscopic classification of nuclear transients Gaia17bvp/AT2017fqi and ASASSN-17jl/AT2017foy as SNe Ia

ATel #10609; M. Gromadzki, L. Wyrzykowski, A. Hamanowicz (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, Poland), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. A.H. Buckley (South African Astronomical Observatory)
on 1 Aug 2017; 21:20 UT
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Credential Certification: Lukasz Wyrzykowski (wyrzykow@astrouw.edu.pl)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We report the spectroscopic classification of two nuclear transients: Gaia17bvp and ASASSN-17jl/AT2017foy. A low resolution (R = 350) SALT/RSS spectra was taken on 2017-07-27, under the SALT Large Programme on transients (2016-2-LSP-001).

Both transients shows spectrum similar to SN Type Ia few days before maximum. The spectroscopic classification was done using SNID code (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024). Additionally, in both spectra is present broad Halpha emission lines most likely originated form nucleuses of host galaxies.

 
Name | IAU name | RA (J2000) | Dec (J2000) | Disc. Date | Disc. Mag | Obs. Date | z | Host | Type | Notes 
Gaia17bvp |  AT2017fqi  | 00:34:14.21  | -06:51:38.38 | 2017-07-20 | 17.82 | 2017-07-27 | 0.086 | GALEXASC J003414.26-065139.1 |  SN Ia | 6 days before maximum 
ASSASN-17jl | AT2017foy | 20:15:25.38 | -37:30:43.16 | 2017-07-21 | 16.8 | 2017-07-27 | 0.020 | ESO 340- G 007 | SN Ia |  7 days before maximum 

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