Discovery certificate for object 2016M
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15 [ 2016TNSTR..22....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-15 17:24:08
Sender: Mr. Zhijian Xu
Source Group: None

Zhijian Xu, Jiayi Xu, Hanjie Tan, Guoyou Sun, Xing Gao report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016M
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:16:37.750 (109.157292) DEC = +67:53:32.30 (67.892306)
Discovery date: 2016-01-15 15:47:00 (JD=2457403.1576389)

Potential host galaxy: PGC 2707944


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-15 15:47:00
Flux: 18.3 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Pre-discovery, Using an unfiltered CCD + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-03 20:52:40
Limiting flux: 19 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Using an unfiltered CCD + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016M