Discovery certificate for object 2016afa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 891 [ 2016TNSTR.111....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-13 04:46:28
Sender: Mr. Peiyuan Sun
Source Group: XOSS

Xi Liao, Wei Gao, Yang Shen, Ang Li, Di Hu, Jiu Zhou, Mi Zhang, Peiyuan Sun, Xing Gao report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016afa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:36:32.470 (234.135292) DEC = +16:36:36.70 (16.610194)
Discovery date: 2016-02-12 22:08:51 (JD=2457431.4228125)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 5962


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-12 22:08:51
Flux: 17.1 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Which is about 8.9" east and 8.7" north of the center of the NGC 5962. Using an unfiltered CCD ( + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9).

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-07 23:14:08
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).

Archival info: DSS
Remarks: The DSS (POSS-II Red) from Jun.20,1992 (limiting mag about 19.5).

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