Discovery certificate for object 2016aqx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1227 [ 2016TNSTR.170....1G ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-02 01:07:00
Sender: Mr. Guoyou Sun
Source Group: XOSS

Wei Gao, Yang Shen, Ziheng Zhang, Di Hu, Haochen Xue, Mi Zhang, Qiang Yin, Yunxiang Yu, Jiayi Xu, Liangjian Liao, Yanwen Lou, Luze Li, Weizhaohuang Song, Shaoxiong Gu, Cheng Ji, Xiaobing Wang, Tianyu Tu, Aobo Wang, Shulei Yin, Guoyou Sun, Xing Gao report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016aqx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:39:18.890 (279.828708) DEC = +38:56:09.10 (38.935861)
Discovery date: 2016-02-29 23:33:00 (JD=2457448.48125)

Potential host galaxy: PGC 62205


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-29 23:33:00
Flux: 17.7 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Using an unfiltered CCD + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-05 12:34:40
Limiting flux: 19 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Using an unfiltered CCD + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9.

Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on the DSS(POSS-II Red) from May.30,1993(limiting mag about 20.5).

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