Classification certificate for object 2019ein
TNS Classification Report No. 3971 [ 2019TNSCR.701....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-05-03 00:00:58
Sender: Jamison Burke
Group: Global SN Project

Jamison Burke, Iair Arcavi, D. Andrew Howell, Daichi Hiramatsu, Curtis McCully, Stefano Valenti report/s a classification of object: SN 2019ein

Type: SN Ia-pec
Redshift: 0.007755

Remarks: Using Superfit (Howell et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 1190) and SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find best fits to SNe Ia, including SN 2002bo 13 days before peak and SN 2001ay. The supernova is closest to NGC 5353 (z = 0.007755, DM = 32.2; NED values), but the features of the spectrum appear to be both blueshifted relative to the host and high-velocity. The Ca II IR triplet is highly blended with O I lines, creating an extremely broad and blended absorption feature. The high velocities suggest that the supernova was caught soon after explosion. Further follow up is encouraged.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2019-05-02 06:54:14
Instrument: FLOYDS-N
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope North

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