Classification certificate for object 2020mvk
TNS Classification Report No. 6925 [ 2020TNSCR1857....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-06-19 23:43:24
Sender: Jamison Burke
Group: Global SN Project

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

Type: SN II
Redshift: 0.01503

Remarks: The featureless blue continuum of this object suggests a young core-collapse SN. The primary feature is a narrow Hα emission line at the host redshift (z = 0.01503; 2003A&A...412...57P, values from NED): this could indicate the object is a SN IIn, but we note there is significant host contamination in the spectrum. The one day non-detection limit from ATLAS (AstroNote 2020-120) corroborates that the object is young. The B-band absolute magnitude roughly coeval with this spectrum is -16.1 and rising (apparent magnitude 18.2).

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2020-06-19 12:28:32
Instrument: FLOYDS-S
Telescope: Faulkes Telescope South

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