Classification certificate for object 2016fte
TNS Classification Report No. 386 [ 2016TNSCR.639....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-06 21:11:56
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh

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

Type: Varstar

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-09-06 09:43:44
Instrument: FLOYDS-N
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope North

Remarks: The spectrum shows narrow Balmer lines, H-alpha in emission and the rest in absorption, at z=0. Although the redshift is consistent with that of Maffei 2 (z=-0.000057; Hau et al. 1995, MNRAS, 227, 125, via NED), the narrow lines indicate that this is most likely a Galactic variable star and not a supernova.

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