Discovery certificate for object 2016ars
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1248 [ 2016TNSTR.185....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-06 18:19:44
Sender: Dr. David Young
Source Group: 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 2016ars
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16aaa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:02:22.701 (195.594587723) DEC = -32:30:26.37 (-32.507324806)
Discovery date: 2016-02-21 03:38:00 (JD=2457439.6513889)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-21 03:38:00
Flux: 19.1415 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-19 06:15:07
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/2016ars