Discovery certificate for object 2015ca
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7419 [ 2016TNSTR1073....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-22 18:23:17
Sender: Erik Kool
Reporting Group: SUNBIRD     Discovery Data Source: SUNBIRD

Erik Kool (Macquarie University/AAO), Stuart Ryder (AAO), Seppo Mattila (University of Turku), Erkki Kankare (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2015ca
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:04:01.572 (151.00655) DEC = -06:28:25.48 (-6.473744)
Discovery date: 2015-03-11 02:49:55.000 (JD=2457092.6179977)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 3110
Host redshift: 0.0182


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2015-03-11 02:49:55.000
Flux: 18.7 VegaMag
Filter: K-Bessel
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Instrument: GeMS/GSAOI on Gemini South Nuclear offset SN: 4.28"/1.64 kpc North, 7.96"/3.05 kpc West Reference epoch: GeMS/GSAOI image from 2016-02-19

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Obs. date: 2012-12-30 Filter: Ks Exp. time: 660s Instrument: NACO on VLT Observer: Seppo Mattila

Details of the new object can be viewed here: