Classification certificate for object 2020aqe
TNS Classification Report No. 5984 [ 2020TNSCR.304....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-01-28 01:21:24
Sender: Jamison Burke
Group: Global SN Project

Jamison Burke, Daichi Hiramatsu, D. Andrew Howell, Curtis McCully, Craig Pellegrino report/s a classification of object: SN 2020aqe

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.012255

Remarks: Using Superfit (Howell et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 1190) and SNID (Blondin & Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), we find best fits to SNe II more than a week after explosion. This is consistent with the forced photometry lightcurve and last non-detection on 2020-01-03.65 from ATLAS (Astronote 2020-23). The spectrum displays a strong Hα P Cygni profile consistent with an old SN II, with an additional narrow emission component consistent with the NGC 3836's redshift (z = 0.012208; 1987A&AS...68..427R, value from NED).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2020-01-27 13:07:31
Instrument: FLOYDS-S
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope South

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