Discovery certificate for object 2016ak
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 40 [ 2016TNSTR..56....1Y ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-27 12:37:16
Sender: Dr. David Young
Reporting Group: PESSTO     Discovery Data Source: PESSTO

David Young report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016ak
Discoverer internal name: PS16pf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:16:34.665 (124.144435494) DEC = +24:29:43.34 (24.4953717463)
Discovery date: 2016-01-14 12:17:45.000 (JD=2457402.0123264)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-14 12:17:45.000
Flux: 18.1589 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: