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SNhunt237 is a type-IIn supernova

ATel #5964; E. Y. Hsiao, M. M. Phillips, N. Morrell (LCO), C. Contreras, C. Gall, M. D. Stritzinger (Aarhus U), G. H. Marion (U Texas, CfA) ,and R. P. Kirshner (CfA)
on 10 Mar 2014; 09:05 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Eric Hsiao (hsiao@lco.cl)

Subjects: Infra-Red, Optical, Supernovae

We report the spectroscopic classification of PSN J13480599+0723164 (SNhunt237) using a near-infrared spectrum (range 800-2500 nm) obtained on Mar. 10.25 UT with the FoldedPort Infrared Echellette (FIRE) spectrograph on the 6.5-m Magellan Baade Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory. The near-infrared spectrum shows that PSN J13480599+0723164 is a type IIn supernova more than a month past maximum. The spectrum resembles the FIRE spectrum of SN 2012ca taken on Apr. 30.36, 2012, with several emission lines of the hydrogen Paschen series present at an approximate redshift of z=0.02.