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Classification of ASASSN-16am as a post-maximum type II SN

ATel #8560; A. S. Piascik, I. A. Steele (Liverpool JMU)
on 18 Jan 2016; 09:29 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Iain Steele (iainsteele@mac.com)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We conducted a spectroscopic observation of transient ASASSN-16am (AT 2016N) at 2016-01-18T01:48:29.57 UT. This transient was identified in ATel #8556 by the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN).

A spectrum was obtain in the visible, 400-800nm, with resolution R~350, using the SPRAT spectrograph on the Liverpool Telescope located at Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Classification with SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) indicates it is a type II SN. The closest matching spectrum is SN2005cs at +5 days.

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