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GCN Circular 20380

PESSTO follow-up of GRB 161219B/SN2016jca
2017-01-06T11:08:31Z (7 years ago)
Ting-Wan Chen at MPE <>
T.-W. Chen (MPE), J. Greiner (MPE), S. Klose (TLS), K. W. Smith (QUB), A. Cikota (ESO), M. Magee (QUB), C. Inserra (QUB), J. Lyman (Univ. of Warwick), E. Kankare (QUB), K. Maguire (QUB), S. J. Smartt (QUB), M. Sullivan (Southampton), S. Valenti (UC Davis), O. Yaron (Weizmann), D. Young (QUB), and I. Manulis (Weizmann) report:

We acquired spectroscopic followup of SN2016jca (de Ugarte Postigo et al., GCN 20342; Pian et al. on Transient Name Server < <>>), the SN associated with GRB 161219B (D'Ai et al. GCN 20296), using the ESO New Technology Telescope at La Silla at 04:48 UT on 2017-01-04 (15.4 days after the GRB trigger) with EFOSC2 and Grism 13 (3985-9315A, 18A resolution) in the framework of the PESSTO, the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects (see Smartt et al. 2015, A&A, 579, 40 < <>>).

The spectrum shows several broad emission features and a significant decrease in flux toward both the blue and red ends, as a broad-line Type Ic supernova around the maximum light. A good match is achieved with SN1998bw at +1.3d using GELATO (Harutyunyan et al., 2008,  A&A, 488, 383) and also with SN2002ap at -2d using SNID (Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024).
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