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FLOYDS Classification of PS17hj/AT 2017jd as a Type Ia Supernova Near Peak

ATel #9962; G. Hosseinzadeh, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, C. McCully (Las Cumbres Obs./UCSB), S. Valenti (UC Davis)
on 14 Jan 2017; 21:10 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Iair Arcavi (iarcavi@lcogt.net)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 9973

We obtained a spectrum of PS17hj/AT 2017jd on 2017 January 14.2 UT with the robotic FLOYDS instrument mounted on the Las Cumbres Observatory 2-meter telescope on Haleakala, Hawai'i. Using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find several good fits to normal Type Ia SNe a few days after maximum light at redshifts consistent with that of the proposed host galaxy (z~0.007; Theureau et al. 1998, A&AS, 130, 333 via NED). The spectrum is available on the Transient Name Server.