Discovery certificate for object 2016aak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 720 [ 2016TNSTR..87....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-06 14:30:58
Sender: Stephen Smartt
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

Stephen Smartt report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016aak
Discoverer internal name: PS16adq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:14:13.010 (138.554208) DEC = +16:44:30.20 (16.741722)
Discovery date: 2016-02-03 08:38:24.000 (JD=2457421.86)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 04864
Host redshift: 0.027913

Remarks: 4.6 arcsec from the core of UGC4864, at D=~107Mpc. Absolute mag M_w = -16.8 (including 0.07 of foreground extinction)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-03 08:38:24.000
Flux: 18.25 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-29 07:12:00
Limiting flux: 21 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: