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FLOYDS Classification of ASASSN-17kf/AT 2017fvl as a Post-Peak Type Ia Supernova

ATel #10621; G. Hosseinzadeh, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, C. McCully (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), S. Valenti (UC Davis)
on 6 Aug 2017; 00:20 UT
Credential Certification: Iair Arcavi (iarcavi@lcogt.net)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We obtained a spectrum of ASASSN-17kf/AT 2017fvl (ATel #10614) on 2017 August 5.6 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the Las Cumbres Observatory 2-meter telescope on Haleakala, Hawai'i. Using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find several good fits to normal Type Ia supernovae in the week after maximum light at redshifts consistent with that of the proposed host galaxy (z=0.014; De Vaucouleurs et al. 1991, "Third Reference Catalog of Bright Galaxies" via NED). The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.