[vsnet-alert 19121] spectroscopic confirmation that ASASSN-15qd is a nova
clittlef at alumni.nd.edu
Tue Oct 6 10:34:19 JST 2015
I am currently obtaining a low-resolution spectrum of ASASSN-15qd.
Although I have not yet performed a formal analysis, I have visually
examined the raw CCD images. There is strong, broad H-alpha emission
along with several comparably broad emission lines in the near infrared.
The continuum is weak and red. Based on these preliminary findings, the
transient is indeed a highly reddened nova, as proposed in vsnet-alert
19120 by Maehara-san.
After I have reduced the data and formally analyzed the spectrum, I will
report it either in an ATel (if nobody else has already done so) or here
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