Discovery certificate for object 2016arf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1235 [ 2016TNSTR.174....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-03 22:20:15
Sender: Dr. David Young
Reporting Group: LSQ     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016arf
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16xo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:46:07.887 (176.53286042) DEC = -05:31:08.07 (-5.5189087274)
Discovery date: 2016-02-28 05:02:06 (JD=2457446.7097917)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-28 05:02:06
Flux: 19.7346 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-26 06:57:10
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/2016arf