Spectroscopy of ASASSN-17lg
ATel #10709; S. C. Williams (Lancaster), M. J. Darnley (LJMU), L. Chomiuk (Michigan St)
on 5 Sep 2017; 16:27 UT
Credential Certification: Steven Williams (email@example.com)
Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable, Transient
ASASSN-17lg was discovered at magnitude V = 14.92 on 2017 August 27.24 UT (see ASAS-SN Transients page). We obtained a spectrum of the transient with the SPRAT spectrograph (resolution R ~ 350; Piascik et al. 2014) on the 2-m Liverpool Telescope (Steele et al. 2004) on 2017 September 2.85 UT.
The spectrum displays absorption lines from Hβ, Hγ and Hδ, which show no significant velocity shift. A Hα feature is also detected, which shows narrow emission in the centre of a broader absorption line. The only other feature clearly detected is Na I D absorption, although He I 4471 Å may also be present. This spectrum indicates ASASSN-17lg is a dwarf nova outburst.