Discovery certificate for object 2016aqa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1202 [ 2016TNSTR.151....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-25 14:17:20
Sender: Dr. David Young
Source Group: LSQ

C. Baltay, N. Ellman, E. Hadjiyska, R. McKinnon, D. Rabinowitz, S. Rostami (Yale University), U. Feindt, M. Kowalski (Universitat Bonn), P. Nugent (LBL Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016aqa
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16sf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:23:52.743 (170.969762425) DEC = -05:33:06.55 (-5.55182037562)
Discovery date: 2016-02-08 05:30:11 (JD=2457426.729294)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-08 05:30:11
Flux: 21.3697 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-04 07:22:48
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope


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