Discovery certificate for object 2016acx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 786 [ 2016TNSTR..85....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-06 23:32:52
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Source Group: ASAS-SN

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016acx
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16bg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:59:25.100 (194.854583) DEC = +27:44:24.97 (27.740269)
Discovery date: 2016-02-06 11:16:48 (JD=2457424.97)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J12592491+2744198
Host redshift: 0.020221


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-06 11:16:48
Flux: 17.4 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-02 13:55:12
Limiting flux: 17.3 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus


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