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PSN J01462790-5840238 is a probable SN Iax, Classification by FIRE NIR spectrum

ATel #5612; E. Y. Hsiao (LCO), G. H. Marion (U Texas), P. Marples (BOSS), T. Diamond (FSU), M. M. Phillips, N. Morrell (LCO), M. D. Stritzinger, C. Contreras (Aarhus U), and R. P. Kirshner (CfA)
on 30 Nov 2013; 08:29 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Eric Hsiao (hsiao@lco.cl)

Subjects: Infra-Red, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 5617

We report the spectroscopic classification of PSN J01462790-5840238 using a near-infrared spectrum (range 800-2400 nm) obtained on November 30.1 UT with the FoldedPort Infrared Echellette (FIRE) spectrograph on the 6.5-m Magellan Baade Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory. The near-infrared spectrum is similar to that of SN 2010ae near maximum light (Stritzinger et al. 2013). The spectrum separately resolves the 3 components of the Ca II IR-triplet (854.2, 866.2, 849.8 nm) and the velocity for Ca II is approximately 5000 km/s, measured at the absorption minima and using a redshift z=0.007385 for the presumed host ESO 114- G 007 (Koribalski et al. 2004 AJ, 128, 16, via NED). We also obtained uBVgri images with the Swope 1-m on Nov 29.0 UT. The un-subtracted V magnitude is 14.2. Adopting the distance modulus of the presumed host (32.1, via NED), the absolute V magnitude is approximately -15.0.