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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-16cu as a Type Ia SN

ATel #8880; Jay Strader, Laura Chomiuk, Laura Shishkovsky (Michigan State University)
on 29 Mar 2016; 22:25 UT
Credential Certification: Jay Strader (strader@pa.msu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We obtained an optical spectrum of ASASSN-16cu (ATel #8796) on UT March 29.37 with the Goodman Spectrograph on the SOAR telescope. Classification with SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) indicates ASASSN-16cu is a normal Type Ia SN observed at about 70 days after peak. The redshift is consistent with proposed host galaxy IC 4723 (z=0.011128, via NED).