Discovery certificate for object 2015bn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1043 [ 2016TNSTR.147....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-23 15:54:11
Sender: Stephen Smartt
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, N. Primak, A. Schultz, (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2015bn
Discoverer internal name: PS15ae
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:33:41.550 (173.423125) DEC = +00:43:33.50 (0.725972)
Discovery date: 2015-02-15 11:12:28.000 (JD=2457068.9669907)

Potential host galaxy: SDSSJ113341.53+004333.2
Host redshift: 0.1136



Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2015-02-15 11:12:28.000
Flux: 16.96 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS


Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2014-06-01 05:45:36
Limiting flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: y-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: