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PSN J11473508+5558147 is a Type Ib Supernova Near Maximum Light

ATel #7680; D. C. Leonard (San Diego State University), P. Sheehan, D. McCarthy (University of Arizona), K. Follette (Stanford University), J. Moustakas (Siena College), D. Cantillo, A. Cazares-Kelly, S. Cazares-Kelly, Y. Cendes, N. Damm, A. Donati, E. Douglas, L. Ferrell, H. Fosbiner-Elkins, C. Fox, M. Greenberg, K. Hart, H. Hensley, A. Holt, E. Hooper, C. Juran, J. Keane, K. Key, L. Korus, T. Lee, K. Leidig, E. Merchak, K. Nessmann, S. Pendyala, S. Pirkl, J. Reeder, A. Roos, S. Rounseville, E. Ruddy, A. Schlingman, W. Schlingman, W. Schlingman, E. Schwartzman, V. Shanmugam, E. Silver, A. Stein, N. Stock, B. Svoboda, B. Thomas, N. Thomas, K. Thompson-Taylor, H. Walton (2015 Advanced Teen Astronomy Camp)
on 21 Jun 2015; 09:26 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: D. C. Leonard (leonard@astro.caltech.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We report spectroscopic classification of PSN J11473508+5558147 through inspection of a low-dispersion optical spectrum (range 370-680 nm), obtained with the 2.3-m Bok telescope (+ Boller & Chivens spectrograph) at Kitt Peak on 2015 June 21 UT. Information on this transient, discovered by P. Wiggins, was announced through the CBAT Transient Object Followup Reports (http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/index.html) and is also available from the "Bright Supernova" website (http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/snimages/).

PSN J11473508+5558147 is a Type Ib supernova; cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the comparison tool GELATO (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 383) finds good matches with near-maximum Type-Ib supernovae at a redshift of 0.008, consistent with the NED redshift of the putative host galaxy, NGC 3888 (de Vaucouleurs et al., 1991, RC3 catalogue).