Classification certificate for object 2020nuv
TNS Classification Report No. 7197 [ 2020TNSCR2284....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-07-26 20:47:50
Sender: Dr. Simon Prentice
Group: TCD

S. Prentice, K. Maguire, M. Magee, M. Deckers (TCD) report/s a classification of object: SN 2020nuv

Type: SN I
Redshift: 0.085

Remarks: Uncertain redshift to about +- 0.01. Matches Type Ic SN 2004aw but also some Type Ia. At this redshift, the transient is brighter than -20 mag, which is borderline superluminous. The transient is also located well outside of any nearby galaxy, which is unusual for a Type Ibc. We suggest it may be some peculiar Type I.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2020-07-21 04:56:31
Instrument: SPRAT
Telescope: Liverpool Telescope

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