Classification certificate for object 2018hco
TNS Classification Report No. 3226 [ 2018TNSCR1902....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-10 12:09:19
Sender: Mr. Thomas Reynolds
Group: None

Thomas Reynolds report/s a classification of object: AT 2018hco

Type: TDE
Redshift: 0.09

Remarks: The object was previously classified in ATel #12263 by S. Van Velzen et al. We confirm their classification of the object as a TDE on the basis of a strong blue continuum and broad emission lines of Halpha and HeI (5876) as described in ATel #12263, as well as a weak emission line we identify as HeII (4685).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-12-05 01:13:29
Instrument: ALFOSC
Telescope: Nordic Optical Telescope

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