Classification certificate for object 2016cyq
TNS Classification Report No. 285 [ 2016TNSCR.469....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-11 00:04:47
Sender: Jose Prieto
Group: ASAS-SN

E. Falco, M. Calkins, P. Challis, R. Kirshner, J. L. Prieto, K. Z. Stanek report/s a classification of object: AT 2016cyq

Type: CV

Remarks: An optical spectrum (range 350-760nm) of the supernova candidate ASASSN-16gs/AT2016cyq was obtained on UT 2016 July 8.31 with the F. L. Whipple Observatory 1.5-m telescope (+ FAST). The spectrum shows a blue continuum with Balmer lines in absorption (H-beta EW~9 Angstroms, FWHM ~ 3000 km/s) at redshift z=0 (v_helio ~ -100 km/s), consistent with a Galactic CV in outburst.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-07-08 07:58:44
Instrument: FAST
Telescope: FLWO 1.5m Tillinghast

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