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FLOYDS Classification of ATLAS17jgy/AT 2017fyp as a Nova

ATel #10628; G. Hosseinzadeh (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), S. Valenti (UC Davis), I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, C. McCully (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB)
on 9 Aug 2017; 21:21 UT
Credential Certification: Iair Arcavi (iarcavi@lcogt.net)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We obtained a spectrum of ATLAS17jgy/AT 2017fyp on 2017 August 9.5 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the Las Cumbres Observatory 2-meter telescope on Haleakala, Hawai'i. The spectrum shows strong H and Fe II emission features at redshift z=0, consistent with a nova. The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.