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Spectroscopic classification of ASASSN-14kg

ATel #6721; E. Falco (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), C. Westhues (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), J. L. Prieto (UDP; MAS), T. W.-S. Holoien, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek, A. B. Davis, G. Simonian, U. Basu, J. F. Beacom (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), D. Bersier (LJMU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), D. Szczygiel, G. Pojmanski (Warsaw University Observatory)
on 19 Nov 2014; 19:02 UT
Credential Certification: Jose L. Prieto (jose.prietok@mail.udp.cl)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 6875

We report optical spectroscopic observations of ASASSN-14kg (ATel #6714) obtained on UT Nov 18.2 with FAST (range 3600-7450 Angstroms) mounted on the F. L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope. The spectrum shows a blue continuum with broad Balmer lines (H-alpha FWHM ~ 12000 km/s) at the redshift of the host, consistent with a young Type II SN. It also shows a strong Na I D line (EW=1.5 Angstroms) at the redshift of the host galaxy. A plot of the spectrum can be found here.