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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-14kr

ATel #6766; J. Jose, Zhen Guo, Feng Long, G. Herczeg, S. Dong (KIAA), J. L. Prieto (UDP; MAS), K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, A. B. Davis, G. Simonian, U. Basu, J. F. Beacom (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Carnegie Observatories), D. Bersier (LJMU), D. Szczygiel, G. Pojmanski (Warsaw University Observatory)
on 28 Nov 2014; 12:10 UT
Credential Certification: Jose L. Prieto (jose.prietok@mail.udp.cl)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We report spectroscopic observations of ASASSN-14kr (ATel #6744)obtained on UT 2014 Nov. 26.7 with the SNIFS IFU spectrograph mounted on the UH 2.2m telescope. The spectrum of ASASSN-14kr has features consistent with a normal Type Ia SN at ~1 month after maximum light. We used SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) to fit the spectrum and aid with classification and redshift determination. The best-fit redshift obtained from the SN features is z=0.014 +/- 0.004.