Classification certificate for object 2016bkv
TNS Classification Report No. 169 [ 2016TNSCR.239....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-23 18:46:53
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh

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

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.002

Remarks: The spectrum shows a blue continuum with weak hydrogen Balmer features. Using Superfit (Howell et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 119), we find a good fit to the Type IIn SN 1998S 2 days before maximum light at the redshift of the proposed host galaxy (z=0.002; Mathewson & Ford 1996, ApJS, 107, 97, via NED).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-03-23 11:42:57
Instrument: FLOYDS-N
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope North

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