Discovery certificate for object 2016aqd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1205 [ 2016TNSTR.151....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-25 14:17:28
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: AT 2016aqd
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16sn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:34:57.546 (173.73977501) DEC = +12:05:33.59 (12.092662572)
Discovery date: 2016-02-16 09:05:11 (JD=2457434.8785995)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-16 09:05:11
Flux: 19.5058 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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