Discovery certificate for object 2016arc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1232 [ 2016TNSTR.173....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-03 04:12:48
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Source Group: ASAS-SN

K. Z. Stanek (OSU), R. Chornock (Ohio University), for the ASAS-SN Team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016arc
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16ci
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:19:21.271 (49.83863) DEC = +41:29:24.86 (41.49024)
Discovery date: 2016-02-26 05:45:36 (JD=2457444.74)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 1272
Host redshift: 0.012725

Remarks: Within 1" of galaxy core.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-26 05:45:36
Flux: 16.5 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Remarks: Confirmation spectrum taken by R. Chornock (Ohio University) at the MDM 2.4-m telescope on UT 2016-03-03, Type Ia SN near maximum.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-22 05:31:12
Limiting flux: 16.9 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius


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