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Spectroscopic classification of ASASSN-16pl as a normal Type Ia supernova

ATel #9922; M. K. Seidel (Carnegie Observatories), N. Morrell (Las Campanas Observatory), Benjamin J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories)
on 1 Jan 2017; 05:22 UT
Credential Certification: Subo Dong (dongsubo@pku.edu.cn)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

We report optical spectroscopic observation of supernova candidate ASASSN-16pl (ATel #9918, AT 2016jdv) using the du Pont 2.5-m telescope (+ WFCCD) at Las Campanas Observatory on UT 2016-12-30.36. The target was discovered by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN; Shappee et al. 2014, ApJ, 788, 48). We used SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) to identify the type and phase of the SN spectra.

The spectrum matches with SNe Ia-norm, around maximum light. SNID estimates the redshift to be z=0.029.