Discovery certificate for object 2016bar
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1484 [ 2016TNSTR.210....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-13 02:26:12
Sender: Prof. Xiaofeng Wang
Reporting Group: XTSS     Discovery Data Source: XTSS

Hubiao Niu (XAO), Shuguo Ma (XAO), Xiaofeng Wang, Wenxiong Li (THU), Ali Esamdin, Lu Ma,Jinzhong Liu (XAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016bar
Discoverer internal name: XTSS-16A
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:07:07.300 (181.780417) DEC = +53:40:06.30 (53.668417)
Discovery date: 2016-03-05 16:47:59.000 (JD=2457453.1999884)

Potential host galaxy: MCG +09-20-097
Host redshift: 0.0589

Remarks: This supernova candidate was discovered during the XAO (Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory) and THU (Tsinghua University) Supernova Survey (XTSS), using the Nanshan 1.0-m telescope of XAO, China.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-05 16:47:59.000
Flux: 19.9 VegaMag
Filter: B-Johnson
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: The discovery is made with the Nanshan 1.0-m primary focus telescope of XAO, China.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-03-19 18:00:00
Limiting flux: 21 VegaMag
Filter: B-Johnson
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Details of the new object can be viewed here: