Classification certificate for object 2016ase
TNS Classification Report No. 148 [ 2016TNSCR.214....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-13 00:01:16
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh

Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Yi Yang, D. Andrew Howell, Iair Arcavi, Stefano Valenti, Curtis McCully report/s a classification of object: SN 2016ase

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.015

Remarks: The spectra show blue continua with weak broad features. By assuming a diffuse feature in the 2D spectral frames is H-alpha, we derive a redshift of approximately z=0.015. With this redshift, the broad features in the supernova spectra are consistent with the hydrogen Balmer series with P Cygni profiles. We therefore classify the transient as a young Type II supernova.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-03-09 12:18:29
Instrument: FLOYDS-S
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope South

Details of the object and its spectra can be viewed here: