SALT spectroscopic classification of SN 2017lm (= ATLAS17aix) as a type-Ia supernova near maximum light
ATel #9981; S. W. Jha, K. Dettman (Rutgers), Y.-C. Pan, R. J. Foley (UCSC), A. Rest (STScI), D. Scolnic (Chicago/KICP), R. Kuhn (SALT/SAAO)
on 20 Jan 2017; 19:10 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Supernovae
We obtained SALT (+RSS) spectroscopy of SN 2017lm (= ATLAS17aix) on 2017
Jan 19.8 UT, covering the wavelength range 350-930 nm. The longslit was also
placed through the host galaxy nucleus, and numerous emission lines yield a
host redshift z = 0.03052. Cross-correlation of the supernova spectrum with a
template library using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) shows SN
2017lm is a type-Ia supernova near maximum light. A good SNID match is
obtained with SN 2005na at -2 days. The expansion velocity for SN 2017lm,
measured to the trough of the Si II (rest 635.5 nm) line, is 10,900 km/s.
Our spectrum is posted on the
Transient Name Server SN 2017lm page.