Spectral ID of supernova ASASSN-15lf and ASASSN-15lg
ATel #7644; P. Challis, R. Kirshner, E. Falco, M. Calkins (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), K. Z. Stanek (Ohio State)
on 16 Jun 2015; 17:16 UT
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Spectra (range 350-760 nm) of supernova ASASSN-15lf (ATEL 7634)
and ASASSN-15lg (ATEL 7635) were obtained on June 16, 2015 UT with
the F. L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST).
Cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the
"Supernova Identification" code (SNID; Blondin and Tonry 2007,
Ap.J. 666, 1024) indicates the spectrum of ASASSN-15lf is
a IIn at early phase. The spectrum of ASASSN-15lg matches best
with normal Type Ia sn2003du at a phase of -10 days before max.