Discovery certificate for object 2016ag
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 36 [ 2016TNSTR..52....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-26 20:47:35
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Source Group: ASAS-SN

G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy), J.S. Brown, T.W.-S. Holoien, K.Z. Stanek, 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), Subo Dong, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), G. Bock (Runaway Bay Observatory, Australia), I. Cruz (Cruz Observatory), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016ag
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16ax
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:31:23.180 (22.846583) DEC = +60:19:13.65 (60.320458)
Discovery date: 2016-01-26 05:31:12 (JD=2457413.73)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J01312331+6019128


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-26 05:31:12
Flux: 16.2 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-23 05:02:24
Limiting flux: 16.2 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/2016ag