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Discovery and Classification of DES15E1kwg and DES15X3kqv by SALT and AAT

ATel #8164; B. Bassett, E. Kasai (University of Cape Town, AIMS, SAAO), S. Crawford, E. Depagne, J. P. Kotze, T. Koen (SALT, SAAO), M. Smith (University of Southampton), G. Lewis (University of Sydney), J. Mould (Swinburne University of Technology), C. Lidman (Australian Astronomical Observatory), B. E.Tucker, R. Sharp, F. Yuan (Australian National University), P. Martini (Ohio State University), M. Schubnell (University of Michigan), R. Kessler, D. Scolnic (University of Chicago), R. A. Covarrubias (University of Illinois / NCSA), D. J. Brout, J. A. Fischer, L. Gladney, M. March, M. Sako, R. C. Wolf (University of Pennsylvania), P. J. Brown, K. Krisciunas, N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M University), R. Nichol, A. Papadopoulos (University of Portsmouth), C. D'Andrea, M. Sullivan, M. Childress (University of Southampton), R. Maartens (University of the Western Cape), R. Gupta, E. Kovacs, S. Kuhlmann, H. Spinka (Argonne National Laboratory), E. Ahn, D. A. Finley, J. Frieman, J. Marriner, W. Wester (Fermilab), G. Aldering, A. G. Kim, R. C. Thomas (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), K. Barbary, J. S. Bloom, D. Goldstein, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory + University of California, Berkeley), R. J. Foley (University of Illinois), F. J. Castander (ICE, IEEC/CSIC, Barcelona), S. Desai, K. Paech (Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich), R. C. Smith (NOAO/CTIO)
on 14 Oct 2015; 09:13 UT
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Credential Certification: Mathew Smith (matsmith2@gmail.com)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We report optical spectroscopy of 2 supernovae discovered by the Dark Energy Survey (ATel #4668). We obtained spectra (400-850nm) using the Robert Stobie Spectrograph (RSS) on the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the AAOmega Spectrograph (Saunders et al. 2004, SPIE, 5492, 389; wavelength range 370-885nm) and the 2dF fibre positioner at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). Classification was performed using SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), the details of which are reported in the table below.

Name       | RA (J2000)| Dec (J2000)|Discovery  |Discovery|Spectrum   				|Redshift| Type | Phase  |Notes 
           |           |            |Date (UT)  |Mag (r)  |Date (UT)  				|        |      |        | 
DES15E1kwg |00:36:33.80|-43:29:14.2 |2015 Oct 10| 22.7    |2015 Oct 11 (SALT), 2015 Oct 11 (AAT)| 0.1049 |  Ia  | at max | a,b 
DES15X3kqv |02:27:05.05|-05:00:11.1 |2015 Sep 21| 22.2    |2015 Oct 04 (SALT), 2015 Oct 11 (AAT)| 0.1421 |  Ia  | at max | a,b 
a). Redshift from galaxy emission features 
b). Phases given relative to the SALT spectra. The AAT spectra show consistent results