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Spectroscopic observation of SN 2016ijk and SN 2016iuc by NUTS (NOT Un-biased Transient Survey)

ATel #9844; T. Kangas, S. Mattila (Turku), P. Lundqvist, F. Taddia (Stockholm), H. Kuncarayakti, J. Harmanen, A. Somero, T. Reynolds (Turku), M. Ergon (Stockholm), on behalf of the NUTS collaboration
on 10 Dec 2016; 16:04 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Tuomas Kangas (tjakan@utu.fi)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

The Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Unbiased Transient Survey (NUTS; ATel #8992) reports the spectroscopic classification of the supernovae SN 2016ijk/Gaia16car in the host galaxy 2MASX J01290449+4021466 and SN 2016iuc/Gaia16cay in the host galaxy NGC 5032. The candidates were discovered by the Gaia Photometric Science Alerts.

The observations were performed with the 2.56 m Nordic Optical Telescope equipped with ALFOSC (range 350-950 nm; resolution 1.6 nm FWHM).

Survey Name    | IAU Name   | Discovery (UT)  | Discovery mag | Observation (UT) | Redshift | Type | Phase   | Notes  
Gaia16car      | SN 2016ijk | 2016-12-05.94   | 18.68         | 2016-12-09.11    | 0.053    | Ia   |  >+10 d | (1)  
Gaia16cay      | SN 2016iuc | 2016-12-07.77   | 16.7          | 2016-12-09.28    | 0.021    | Ia   | ~+5 d   | (2)  

(1) Good matches to the transient are provided by normal type Ia SNe a few weeks after maximum light.

(2) Good matches to the transient are provided by normal type Ia SNe several days after maximum light. The redshift is from the host galaxy.

We acknowledge ESA Gaia, DPAC and the Photometric Science Alerts Team (http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts). Classifications were performed using the GELATO (Harutyunyan et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 383) and SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) tools. Calibrated spectra and additional information can be retrieved in the IAU Transient Name Server.