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GCN Circular 25725

LIGO/Virgo S190910d: WHT spectroscopy of ZTF19abyfhov, ZTF19abyfhaq, ZTF19abyfbii
2019-09-11T06:24:35Z (5 years ago)
Giacomo Cannizzaro at SRON <>
G. Cannizzaro (SRON/Radboud Univ), I. Pastor-Marazuela (API/ASTRON), P. Jonker (SRON/Radboud Univ), K. Maguire (TCD), M. Fraser (UCD), report on behalf of the GW@WHT collaboration:

We obtained optical spectroscopy of ZTF19abyfhov/AT2019pvu, ZTF19abyfhaq/AT2019pvv and ZTF19abyfbii/AT2019pvz (GCN 25706), three optical transients within the LIGO/Virgo S190910d  sky localisation (GCN 25695) with the ACAM instrument mounted on the William Herschel Telescope located at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Spain. We cross-correlate the transient spectra with a library of supernova template spectra using the code SNID (Blondin and Tonry, 2007).

ZTF19abyfhov/AT2019pvu is classified as a SNIa, 3 days before peak, at redshift z=0.132.

The spectrum of ZTF19abyfhaq/AT2019pvv has a low SNR, preventing a precise classification.

ZTF19abyfbii/AT2019pvz is classified as a SNIa 91T-like, 5 days before peak, at redshift z=0.118. This redshift is consistent with the photometric redshift reported in GCN 25706.
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