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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-15ts

ATel #8390; J. L. Prieto (UDP/MAS)
on 9 Dec 2015; 13:01 UT
Credential Certification: Jose L. Prieto (jose.prietok@mail.udp.cl)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We obtained an optical spectrum of ASASSN-15ts (ATel #8380) on UT 2015 December 8.1 with GMOS mounted on the Gemini South telescope. The spectrum of ASASSN-15ts is that of a normal Type Ia at peak. After correcting for the redshift of the host galaxy, we measure a Si II 6355 expansion velocity of -14000 km/s.