Another one – sn2016gfr

Robin Leadbeater

This time it is the confirming spectrum.

at2016gfr was discovered by Tim Puckett’s amateur team 6 days ago but was embedded in the host galaxy and too faint at mag 17.6 for a spectrum.

When I checked  on Saturday there was still no confirming spectrum but  it had brightened to around mag 16 so I was able to extract a spectrum (confirming it as a type Ia) using the modified ALPY 200 despite a full moon. Guider image and spectrum (compared with best fit from GELATO) attached