Discovery certificate for object 2016ara
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1230 [ 2016TNSTR.171....1Z ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-02 18:54:04
Sender: Mr. Hanjie Tan
Source Group: XOSS

Ziheng Zhang, Cheng Ji, Jiangao Ruan, Xing Gao report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016ara
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:33:41.050 (128.421042) DEC = +41:25:08.60 (41.419056)
Discovery date: 2016-03-01 15:24:15 (JD=2457449.1418403)

Potential host galaxy: PGC 24017


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-01 15:24:15
Flux: 18 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: 2016-02-03 18:56:38
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

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