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Spectroscopic Observation of PNV J18365700-2855420 with the Liverpool Telescope

ATel #7230; S. C. Williams (LJMU), M. J. Darnley (LJMU), M. F. Bode (LJMU)
on 16 Mar 2015; 09:33 UT
Credential Certification: Matt Darnley (M.J.Darnley@ljmu.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 7265, 7309, 7986, 10557

An optical spectrum of PNV J18365700-2855420 (see CBAT TOCP) was obtained using the FRODOspec spectrograph on the Liverpool Telescope at 2015 March 16.27 UT. The spectrum shows strong Balmer series emission exhibiting P Cygni profiles with velocities of ~2800 km/s. Numerous Fe II emission lines (also with P Cygni profiles) are also seen, along with O I, Si II and Mg II features. This confirms that PNV J18365700-2855420 is a bright classical nova of the Fe II spectral type and follow-up observations are encouraged.