Discovery certificate for object 2016ark
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1240 [ 2016TNSTR.178....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-04 14:19:56
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 2016ark
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16zi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:26:39.970 (216.666542413) DEC = -03:25:26.42 (-3.4240044359)
Discovery date: 2016-02-14 05:41:08 (JD=2457432.7368981)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-14 05:41:08
Flux: 21.7814 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-12 06:30:40
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/2016ark