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Robin Leadbeater

Hi James

That is nice image of SN2018ivc  I took a spectrum on 24th and found it quite tricky to separate it from the galaxy core.  Here is what it looked like in the spectrograph guider, and a low resolution spectrum showing H alpha emission at the galaxy redshift, characteristic of a core collapse supernova (It was already too low for me when it was announced the night before so I was beaten to a classification for this one by professional teams in Japan who got there a few hours before me)