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Spectroscopic classification of SN 2018gj with Faulkes Telescope North/FLOYDS

ATel #11172; C. D. Kilpatrick, D. A. Coulter, R. J. Foley, Y.-C. Pan, M. R. Siebert (UC Santa Cruz)
on 15 Jan 2018; 20:29 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Charles Kilpatrick (cdkilpat@ucsc.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We obtained spectroscopic observations of SN 2018gj with the FLOYDS spectrograph on the 2-m Faulkes Telescope North on UT 2018 Jan 15. The spectrum indicates that SN 2018gj is a Type II supernova with strong blue continuum emission and relatively weak Balmer lines. Using SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find a good match to several Type II SNe within a few days of explosion at the redshift of the proposed host galaxy NGC 6217 (z = 0.004543; NED).