Discovery certificate for object 2016af
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 35 [ 2016TNSTR..51....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-23 21:51:02
Sender: Dr. Ken Smith
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

Ken Smith report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016af
Discoverer internal name: PS16iu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:38:51.340 (129.713917) DEC = -00:20:06.90 (-0.33525)
Discovery date: 2016-01-09 10:27:51.000 (JD=2457396.9360069)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASXi J0838508-002000


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-09 10:27:51.000
Flux: 17.916 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-17 15:41:31
Limiting flux: 20.4 ABMag
Filter: z-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: