Discovery certificate for object 2016bfa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1598

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-16 15:59:17
Sender: Dr. David Young
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, L. Denneau, B. Stalder, A. Heinze, A. Sherstyuk (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016bfa
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS16agw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:58:01.090 (224.504542) DEC = +63:27:30.70 (63.458528)
Discovery date: 2016-03-02 13:26:24 (JD=2457450.06)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-02 13:26:24
Flux: 18.87 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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