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Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with SOAR

ATel #8810; Y.-C. Pan, J. A. Miller, R. A. Hounsell, R. J. Foley (Illinois), S. W. Jha (Rutgers), A. Rest (STScI), D. Scolnic (Chicago/KICP), K. W. Smith, D. Wright, S. J. Smartt (QUB), M. Huber, K. C. Chambers, H. Flewelling, M. Willman, N. Primak, A. Schultz, B. Gibson, E. Magnier, C. Waters, J. Tonry, R. J. Wainscoat (IfA, Hawaii)
on 13 Mar 2016; 06:03 UT
Credential Certification: Yen-Chen Pan (ycpan@illinois.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable, Supernovae

We report the following classifications of optical transients from spectroscopic observations with the Goodman spectrograph on the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope. Targets were supplied by the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST) and MASTER. All observations were made on 2016 March 11 UT. Classifications were performed with SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024).

 
Name                      | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000)  |  z    | Type | Phase   |  Notes
MASTERJ075402.95-011355.8 | 07:54:02.95 | -01:13:55.80 | 0.0 | CV | | PS16awz | 10:19:34.61 | -01:00:32.60 | 0.043 | Ib | pre-max | (1) PS16ave | 10:25:47.88 | -11:25:17.60 | 0.038 | IIb | ~max | (2) PS16axn | 11:02:06.98 | -03:40:25.40 | 0.057 | ? | | (3) PS16avk | 12:32:05.30 | +06:34:03.70 | 0.088 | ? | | (4) PS16atv | 13:15:13.35 | -17:33:43.60 | 0.065 | Iax | +15d | (5) PS16awf | 13:57:59.78 | -21:01:30.10 | 0.15 | Ia | -2d | (6)

Notes: When the redshift is given to 2 decimal places, it is derived from the SN spectrum. Otherwise, the redshift is determined from the host galaxy. (1) Also known as AT2016aws. (2) Also known as AT2016avh (3) Blue continuum. Also known as AT2016axg. (4) Blue continuum. Also known as LSQ16abm. (5) Also known as AT2016atw. (6) 91T-like objects. Also known as AT2016awb.