Classification certificate for object 2018is
TNS Classification Report No. 1667 [ 2018TNSCR.103....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-22 01:11:21
Sender: Prof. David Sand
Group: DLT40

D Sand (Arizona), S Valenti (UC Davis), J Andrews (Arizona), J Strader (Michigan State), L Chomiuk (Michigan State) report/s a classification of object: SN 2018is

Type: SN II

Remarks: According to SNID (Blondin and Tonry 2007, ApJ, 666, 1024), the spectrum is consistent with a faint type II SNe about 1-2 weeks after explosion. It is also plausibly a luminous blue variable in outburst, given the current luminosity of the transient, M_V~-13.

The following Classification spectrum was provided:

Obsdate: 2018-01-21 07:47:18
Instrument: Goodman
Telescope: Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope

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