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Type Determination for SN 2005bp

ATel #466; The Nearby Supernova Factory: G. Aldering, B. C. Lee, S. Loken, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter, R. Scalzo, R. C. Thomas, L. Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA), C. Bonnaud, E. Pecontal (Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon), N. Blanc, S. Bongard, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, L. Sauge, G. Smadja (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon), R. Kessler (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, IL), P. Antilogus, G. Garavini, S. Gilles, R. Pain (Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Haute Energies de Paris), C. Baltay, D. Rabinowitz, A. Bauer (Yale)
on 19 Apr 2005; 21:34 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Peter Nugent (penugent@lbl.gov)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

The Nearby Supernova Factory reports that a spectrum (range 340-1000 nm) of SN 2005bp (IAUC # 8515 ), obtained April 19.5 UT with the SuperNova Integral Field Spectrograph on the University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope, shows it to be a Type II shortly after explosion. Weak P-Cyg profiles of H_alpha and He I 587.6-nm are present at a velocity of approximately 17,000 km/s, assuming the NED velocity for the host of 8288 km/s.