Classification certificate for object 2016bir
TNS Classification Report No. 186 [ 2016TNSCR.279....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-10 20:33:54
Sender: Mr. Dave Balam
Group: DAO_OTS

Dave Balam report/s a classification of object: SN 2016bir

Type: SN Ib
Redshift: 0.032

Remarks: A noisy spectrum was obtained of SN 2016bir (ATEL #8857) on Apr. 10.36 UT using the 1.82-m Plaskett telescope (National Research Council of Canada) covering the range 405-710 nm (resolution 0.32 nm). Cross-correlation with a template library using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) shows 2016bir to most resemble the spectrum of a type-Ib supernova approximately 1 week pre-maximum light. The apparent host is SDSS J131405.16+335510.1 with a published redshift of z = 0.032 (our SNid solution yields z = 0.035 for the candidate). We find a fit of the supernova spectrum to that of SN 2006T at 9 days pre-maximum light

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-04-10 08:42:22
Instrument: Plaskett
Telescope: Dominion AStrophysical Observatory

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