Classification certificate for object 2016hvq
TNS Classification Report No. 564 [ 2016TNSCR.898....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-07 19:50:45
Sender: Dr. Morgan Fraser
Group: NUTS

G. Cannizzaro, on behalf of NUTS report/s a classification of object: AT 2016hvq

Type: CV

Remarks: The spectrum is blue, and featureless with the exception of Hbeta and higher absorption lines at their rest wavelength. The temperature of ASASSN-16mx is between 35,000 and 45,000 as measured from a blackbody fit, consistent with a CV in outburst. We note that the transient is at relatively high latitude (-49 deg).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-11-06 19:26:24
Instrument: ALFOSC
Telescope: Nordic Optical Telescope

Details of the object and its spectra can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016hvq