Classification certificate for object 2018btj
TNS Classification Report No. 2037 [ 2018TNSCR.672....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-19 19:25:40
Sender: Daichi Hiramatsu
Group: Global SN Project

Daichi Hiramatsu, Iair Arcavi, Jamison Burke, Griffin Hosseinzadeh, D. Andrew Howell, Curtis McCully, Stefano Valenti report/s a classification of object: SN 2018btj

Type: SN Ia
Redshift: 0.0632

Remarks: Using Superfit (Howell et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 1190), we find a good fit to the normal Type Ia SN 1994D 8 days before maximum light at the redshift of the host galaxy (z=0.0632; Strauss & Huchra 1988, AJ, 95, 1602 via NED).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-05-19 13:43:27
Instrument: FLOYDS-N
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope North

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