Discovery certificate for object 2016bfd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1601 [ 2016TNSTR.221....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-16 15:59:44
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 2016bfd
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS16ahb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:02:55.280 (270.730333) DEC = +69:15:29.70 (69.25825)
Discovery date: 2016-03-11 14:52:48 (JD=2457459.12)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-11 14:52:48
Flux: 17.95 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/2016bfd