Spectroscopic Classification of SN 2017ixe as a Type Ia Supernova
ATel #11066; Jujia Zhang, Xiaoguang Yu (YNAO); Xiaofeng Wang (THU)
on 16 Dec 2017; 01:19 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae
We obtained an optical spectrum (range 340-900 nm) of SN 2017ixe (PSP17G), discovered by XOSS, on UT Dec. 15.7 2017 with the Li-Jiang 2.4 m telescope (LJT + YFOSC) at Li-Jiang Observatory of Yunnan Observatories (YNAO). The spectrum is consistent with that of a type Ia supernova at about one month after the maximum light. Cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the Supernova Identification" code (SNID; Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) shows that it matches with SN 1996Z at t = +23 days from the peak light.