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Spectroscopic Confirmation of DES13C1feu

ATel #5463; M. Smith, P. Okouma (University of the Western Cape), B. Bassett, E. Kasai (AIMS, SAAO, University of Cape Town), S. M. Crawford, E. Romero-Colmenero, D. Buckley (SALT, SAAO), R. Maartens (UWC, University of Portsmouth), S. Desai, K. Paech (Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich), R. C. Smith (NOAO/CTIO), R. Kessler (University of Chicago), R. A. Covarrubias (University of Illinois / NCSA), R. Cane, J. A. Fischer, L. Gladney, M. March, M. Sako (University of Pennsylvania), P. J. Brown, K. Krisciunas, N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M University), C. D'Andrea, R. Nichol, A. Papadopoulos (University of Portsmouth), M. Sullivan (University of Southampton), K. Barbary, J. P. Bernstein, R. Biswas, R. Gupta, E. Kovacs, S. Kuhlmann, H. Spinka (Argonne National Laboratory), E. Ahn, D. Finley, J. Frieman, J. Marriner, W. Wester (Fermilab), G. Aldering, J. S. Bloom, D. Goldstein, A. Kim, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter, R. C. Thomas (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), R. Foley (University of Illinois)
on 11 Oct 2013; 17:53 UT
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Credential Certification: Mathew Smith (matsmith2@gmail.com)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We report optical spectroscopy of a supernova (SN) candidate discovered by the Dark Energy Survey (ATel #4668). The spectrum (400-900 nm) of DES13C1feu was obtained using the Robert Stobie Spectrograph (RSS) on the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). A fit of the spectrum with SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) reveals this event to be a type Ic supernova at z=0.06 at peak brightness. This redshift is confirmed by emission features from the host galaxy at z=0.059. The phase at the date of the spectrum given below is based on the DES light curves.

Name	   | RA(J2000)	 | Dec(J2000) 	| Discovery   | Discovery | Spectrum 	| redshift | type | phase 
	   | 		 | 		| date (UT)   | i mag 	  | date (UT)	| 	   |	  | 
DES13C1feu | 03:33:04.01 | -26:57:53.5	| 2013 Sep 15 | 21.6 	  | 2013 Oct 8 	| 0.059    | Ic	  | around peak