Classification certificate for object 2016zb
TNS Classification Report No. 72 [ 2016TNSCR..73....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-01 21:38:53
Sender: Dr. Griffin Hosseinzadeh
Group: LCOGT SN-KP

Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Yi Yang, Iair Arcavi, D. Andrew Howell, Curtis McCully, Stefano Valenti report/s a classification of object: SN 2016zb

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.014

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2016-02-01 12:00:00
Instrument: FLOYDS-S
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope South

Remarks: The spectrum shows a blue continuum with broad hydrogen features. Using SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find good fits to the Type II SN 1999em about 1 week after explosion at redshifts consistent with that of the proposed host galaxy (z=0.014; HIPASS Catalog 2006 via NED).

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