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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-15fi

ATel #7284; E. Falco, M. Calkins, P. Challis, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), J. L. Prieto (UDP; MAS), K. Z. Stanek (OSU)
on 24 Mar 2015; 19:52 UT
Credential Certification: Jose L. Prieto (jose.prietok@mail.udp.cl)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We obtained an optical spectrum (range 350-760 nm) of ASASSN-15fi (ATel #7256) on UT Mar 21.46 with the F. L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST). The spectrum is mostly dominated by strong nebular emission lines from the host galaxy, but it also shows a blue continuum and a broad H-alpha line with P-Cygni absorption through at -18000 km/s. ASASSN-15fi is a young Type II supernova.