Classification certificate for object 2018bq
TNS Classification Report No. 1615 [ 2018TNSCR..38....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-10 07:11:11
Sender: Lin Han
Group: None

H. Lin, D. Xiang, L. Rui, X. Wang(THU), F. Xiao, J. Ren(NAOC), T. Zhang(NAOC), J. Zhang(YNAO) report/s a classification of object: SN 2018bq

Type: SN Ia
Redshift: 0.0256

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-01-09 19:18:54
Instrument: Cassegrain
Telescope: 2.16m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Remarks: Cross-correlation with a library of supernova spectra using the "Supernova Identification" code (SNID; Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J., 666, 1024) indicates that this transient is consistent with a type Ia supernova a about one week before maximum light.

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