Classification certificate for object 2019qyl
TNS Classification Report No. 5171 [ 2019TNSCR1920....1A ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-09-26 16:46:14
Sender: Dr. Stefano Valenti
Group: DLT40

Jennifer Andrews (U. Arizona), Stefano Valenti (UC Davis), Michael Lundquist (U. Arizona), Dave Sand (U. Arizona), Azalee Bostroem (UC Davis), Rachael Amaro (U. Arizona), Sam Wyatt (U. Arizona) report/s a classification of object: SN 2019qyl

Type: SN IIn
Redshift: 0.00048

Remarks: Using GELATO (Harutyunyan et al., 2008, A&A, 488, 383; gelato.tng.iac.es), we find the best fit to SN IIn/LBV. The SNIIn/LBV is likely in the host-galaxy NGC 300 (z = 0.00048; NED value). Taken at Gemini-S using GMOS. At the distance of NGC300 (distance modulus of 25.83; NED value) the object’s magnitude Mr=-8.5 is more consistent with an LBV (or very young SN IIn). An H-alpha P-cygni absorption was measured at 2000 km/s

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2019-09-26 06:53:48
Instrument: GMOS-S
Telescope: Gemini South

Remarks: Quick look classification from Gemini GMOS spectrum

Details of the object and its spectra can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2019qyl