Classification certificate for object 2016fxu
TNS Classification Report No. 389 [ 2016TNSCR.649....1J ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-08 12:31:15
Sender: Prof. Saurabh Jha
Group: None

Saurabh Jha report/s a classification of object: SN 2016fxu

Type: SN Ic
Redshift: 0.016

Remarks: Cross-correlation of the spectrum with a template library using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024) shows PS16efm is a type-Ic supernova approximately two to three weeks past maximum light. A good SNID match is obtained with SN 2004aw at +23 days, with some broad-lined SN Ic also showing reasonable matches at somewhat sooner after maximum. SNID matches to post-maximum SN Ia spectra are not as compelling. Numerous superimposed narrow emission lines confirm the redshift of the host galaxy UGC 1365 at z = 0.016 (Huchra, Vogeley, & Geller 1999, ApJS, 121, 287; via NED).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-09-07 23:37:08
Instrument: RSS
Telescope: Southern African Large Telescope

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