Classification certificate for object 2018hls
TNS Classification Report No. 2934 [ 2018TNSCR1657....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-31 14:27:58
Sender: Dr. Simon Prentice
Group: None

S. J. Prentice, K. Maguire, S. J. Smartt (QUB) report/s a classification of object: SN 2018hls

Type: SN Ia
Redshift: 0.027

Remarks: SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, Ap.J. 666, 1024) finds good matches to many SNe Ia shortly after maximum light. The best match is to SN 1991bg (albeit at z = 0.036) but further spectroscopic observations were unable to confirm this subtype.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-10-24 05:08:53
Instrument: SPRAT
Telescope: Liverpool Telescope

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