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Spectroscopy of PSN J18435900-6159460

ATel #3404; D. Milisavljevic and R. Fesen (Dartmouth College), K. Nordsieck (Univ. of Wisconsin), T. Pickering and D. O'Donoghue (SAAO), on behalf of a larger SALT Commissioning Team
on 4 Jun 2011; 14:07 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: D. Milisavljevic (danmil@dartmouth.edu)

Subjects: Optical

Low dispersion spectra (range 350-750 nm) obtained May 28 UT with the 10 m SALT telescope (+ RSS) show PSN J18435900-6159460 (listed on the CBAT Transient Objects Confirmation Page) to be a Type Ia supernova. Cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the "Supernova Identification" code (SNID; Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J. 666, 1024) shows matches with normal Type Ia events less than one week after maximum light.