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Spectroscopic Classification of ASASSN-16po as a Normal Type II SN

ATel #9940; Jay Strader (Michigan State), Jose L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS)
on 5 Jan 2017; 00:12 UT
Credential Certification: Jay Strader (strader@pa.msu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

We report an optical spectroscopic observation of ASASSN-16po (ATel #9927) on UT 2017 Dec 31.07 using the Goodman spectrograph on the SOAR telescope. The source has a flat to blue continuum and broad Balmer lines with FWHM ~ 6000 km/s, consistent with a normal Type II SN. The spectrum shows narrow emission lines, but examination of the background spectrum indicates this emission is likely due to host galaxy contamination. The redshift of the supernova is consistent with its host galaxy at z=0.0243.