Classification certificate for object 2018bpd
TNS Classification Report No. 2118 [ 2018TNSCR.805....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-12 12:48:28
Sender: Mr. Michael Tucker
Group: SCAT

Michael A. Tucker, Dominick M. Rowan, Benjamin J. Shappee (IfA, UH Manoa), Subo Dong, Subhash Bose (KIAA, PKU) report/s a classification of object: SN 2018bpd

Type: SN Ia
Redshift: 0.037

Remarks: As part of the Spectral Classification of Astronomical Transients (SCAT) survey, we obtained a spectrum of SN2018bpd on MJD 58281.404 using the SuperNova Integral Field Spectrograph (SNIFS) on the University of Hawaii 88-inch (UH88) telescope. The spectrum, covering 330-970nm, was cross-correlated with a library of supernovae spectra (SNID, Blondin & Tonry, 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024B) and had several good matches with normal Type Ia supernovae with a phase of 13+/-1 days past max.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-06-11 21:41:45
Instrument: SNIFS
Telescope: UH 88inch

Remarks: Reduced using an automated reduction pipeline, intended for classification and quick-look purposes. Care should be taken before re-using the spectrum for further analysis.

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