Discovery certificate for object 2015by
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6677 [ 2016TNSTR.912....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-13 14:00:22
Sender: Dr. Blaz Mikuz
Source Group: PIKA

B. Dintinjana report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2015by
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:30:32.210 (247.634208) DEC = +09:13:53.00 (9.231389)
Discovery date: 2015-08-05 19:55:28 (JD=2457240.3301852)


Remarks: Discovered by B. Dintinjana (mag. 18.2) on four unfiltered images, taken by J. Skvarc on 2015 Aug. 5.829-5.868 UT with 60-cm, f/3.3 Cichocki telescope at Crni Vrh Observatory in the course of the Comet and Asteroid Search Program (PIKA). The object is 1" E and 6" N from the center of the apparent host galaxy, catalogued as SDSS J163032.17+091346.5.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2015-08-05 19:55:28
Flux: 18.2 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: CCD photometry obtained on images taken with the 60-cm, f/3.3 Cichocki telescope at Crni Vrh Observatory.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Nothing is visible at this position on several Digitized Sky Survey red and blue images from the Palomar Sky Survey.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2015by