Classification certificate for object 2018hld
TNS Classification Report No. 2909 [ 2018TNSCR1605....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-19 13:43:06
Sender: Mr. Robin Leadbeater
Group: None

Robin Leadbeater report/s a classification of object: AT 2018hld

Type: Nova
Redshift: 0.0017

Remarks: Although noisy (~10 SNR), the spectrum shows clear Balmer line emission (alpha,beta,gamma) at the catalogued local radial velocity within M31 (NED) and evidence of P Cygni profiles in H alpha, beta with absorption at ~ -1700km/s

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-10-17 20:22:26
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: R~500 spectrum obtained using an ALPY 600 spectrograph at Three Hills Observatory as described here http://www.threehillsobservatory.co.uk/astro/spectroscopy_20.htm

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