Classification certificate for object 2018avk
TNS Classification Report No. 2029 [ 2018TNSCR.653....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-16 21:30:12
Sender: Dr. Matt Nicholl
Group: None

Matt Nicholl, Sebastian Gomez, Peter Blanchard, Edo Berger (Harvard/CfA report/s a classification of object: SN 2018avk

Type: SN Ic
Redshift: 0.132

Remarks: Best match from SNID to type Ic SNe around maximum light. Redshift from host emission lines. At this redshift absolute magnitude is ~-20.6, making it a likely SLSN post-peak

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-05-13 03:18:35
Instrument: MMT-Blue
Telescope: MMT Observatory 6.5m

Details of the object and its spectra can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018avk