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Spectroscopic classification of ASASSN-14jv as a cataclysmic variable in outburst

ATel #6684; Paolo Berardi (ARAS)
on 10 Nov 2014; 22:44 UT
Credential Certification: Krzysztof Stanek (stanek.32@osu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable

We report an optical spectrogram of ASASSN-14jv (ATel #6676, #6680), obtained on November 10.7 UT with a 23 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Lhires III spectrograph configured for low-resolution (range 420-710 nm, resolution 1 nm). The strong blue continuum, a weak and narrow emission for H-alpha and other Balmer lines in broadened absorption suggest that the transient is a dwarf nova outburst.