Classification certificate for object 2020ad
TNS Classification Report No. 5837 [ 2020TNSCR..36....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-03 11:43:00
Sender: Dr. Steven Williams
Group: None

S. C. Williams (Turku), P. A. Mazzali (LJMU), I. M. Hook (Lancaster), J. Nordin (Humboldt Berlin) report/s a classification of object: SN 2020ad

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.0089

Remarks: Spectrum taken with LT/SPRAT on 2020 Jan 3.28 UT. Matching with supernova templates using GELATO (Harutyunyan et al. 2008) shows that 2020ad is a Type II supernova several weeks after explosion.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2020-01-03 06:43:12
Instrument: SPRAT
Telescope: Liverpool Telescope

Details of the object and its spectra can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020ad