Discovery certificate for object 2016asd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1259 [ 2016TNSTR.185....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-06 21:24:00
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 2016asd
Discoverer internal name: LSQ16abb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:31:07.707 (232.782110763) DEC = -12:43:09.86 (-12.7194066863)
Discovery date: 2016-02-25 08:53:57 (JD=2457443.8707986)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-25 08:53:57
Flux: 20.1438 ABMag
Filter: gr-LSQ
Instrument: QUEST
Telescope: ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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