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Spectroscopic classification of AT2017ful/Gaia17bwt as a broad line Type Ic Supernova

ATel #10655; Syed Uddin (Purple Mountain Observatory), Jeremy Mould (Swinburne University of Technology), Ju-Jia Zhang (Yunnan Observatories), Xiaofeng Wang (Tsinghua University), Lifan Wang (Purple Mountain Observatory and TAMU)
on 19 Aug 2017; 08:02 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Syed Uddin (saushuvo@gmail.com)

Subjects: Supernovae, Transient

On Aug 16, 2017, we obtained a spectrum of an optical transient AT2017ful/Gaia17bwt with the Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS - Dopita et al., 2007, ApSS, 310, 255) on board 2.3m ANU telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. This transient was discovered on July 26, 2017 by Gaia satellite at a magnitude of 18.9. We classify the transient as a broad line Type Ic Supernova at a redshift of 0.081 with a phase of 20 days after peak by cross-correlating with a library of supernova spectra using the "Supernova Identification" code (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024).