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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-15rw as a Type Ia

ATel #8239; Charles Kilpatrick, Jennifer Andrews, Nathan Smith, and Peter Milne (University of Arizona)
on 3 Nov 2015; 14:36 UT
Credential Certification: Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@as.arizona.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 8249

The AZTEC (Arizona Transient Exploration and Characterization) collaboration reports an optical spectrum of ASASSN-15rw (ATEL #8212) obtained on UT 2015 Nov. 3.22 with the 2.3m Bok telescope (+ Boller & Chivens spectrograph) on Kitt Peak, Arizona. Cross-correlation using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007) finds good matches with SNe Ia-normal (e.g., SN 2003du) near optical maximum and with a redshift near 0.02.