Discovery certificate for object 2016bfs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1616 [ 2016TNSTR.225....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-18 22:25:57
Sender: Dr. David Young
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, N. Primak, A. Schultz, (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016bfs
Discoverer internal name: PS16bfq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:06:44.208 (241.684201522) DEC = -08:16:23.25 (-8.27312430617)
Discovery date: 2016-03-15 14:50:33 (JD=2457463.1184375)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-15 14:50:33
Flux: 20.1859 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: