Classification certificate for object 2016blw
TNS Classification Report No. 181 [ 2016TNSCR.272....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-08 02:09:27
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh

Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Nan Ellman, Curtis McCully, Iair Arcavi, D. Andrew Howell, Stefano Valenti, Charles Baltay, David Rabinowitz report/s a classification of object: SN 2016blw

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.032

Remarks: Using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find a good fit to the Type II SN 1999em 16 days after explosion at a redshift of z=0.031, which is consistent with that of the proposed host galaxy (z=0.032; Jones et al. "The 6dF Galaxy Survey Data Release 3" via NED).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-04-06 15:08:50
Instrument: FLOYDS-S
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope South

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