Discovery certificate for object 2016Z
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29 [ 2016TNSTR..37....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-20 17:06:13
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Source Group: ASAS-SN

G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy), D. Bersier (LJMU), B.J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J.S. Brown, K.Z. Stanek, T.W.-S. Holoien, C.S. Kochanek, D. Godoy-Rivera, U. Basu (Ohio State), J.L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), Subo Dong, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), G. Bock (Runaway Bay Observatory, Australia), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016Z
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16ar
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:28:30.832 (67.128467) DEC = -17:39:23.37 (-17.656492)
Discovery date: 2016-01-17 05:02:24 (JD=2457404.71)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J04283087-1739233
Host redshift: 0.031078


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-17 05:02:24
Flux: 17.5 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-12 05:16:48
Limiting flux: 18 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Details of the new object can be viewed here: