Classification certificate for object 2016bhr
TNS Classification Report No. 179 [ 2016TNSCR.263....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-05 23:55:52
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh

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

Type: SN IIb
Redshift: 0.014

Remarks: Using Superfit (Howell et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 119) and SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find a good fit to the Type IIb SN 1993J 34 days after explosion at a redshift of z=0.015, which is consistent with that of the proposed host galaxy (z=0.014; Ramella et al. 1995, AJ, 109, 1458, via NED). This is in contrast to the Type Ia classification in Wevers et al. (ATel #8900), although we also find reasonable matches to the peculiar Type Ia SNe 2002cx and 2005hk.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-04-03 11:23:43
Instrument: FLOYDS-N
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope North

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