Discovery certificate for object 2016aft
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 927 [ 2016TNSTR.116....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-15 12:03:47
Sender: Dr. David Young
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, N. Primak, A. Schulz, (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016aft
Discoverer internal name: PS16agy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:26:50.784 (171.711599315) DEC = -05:17:08.86 (-5.28579530477)
Discovery date: 2016-02-10 11:30:52.000 (JD=2457428.9797685)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-10 11:30:52.000
Flux: 19.6604 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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