Discovery certificate for object 2016bfu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1618 [ 2016TNSTR.228....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-20 12:03:55
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

Stuart Parker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016bfu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:51:15.480 (87.8145) DEC = -38:19:02.20 (-38.317278)
Discovery date: 2016-03-20 09:31:23 (JD=2457467.896794)

Potential host galaxy: IC2150

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent 2 supernova this being the first one at (red mag 15.7) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag19) taken by himself with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RCRitchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-20 09:31:23
Flux: 15.7 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-23 11:04:55
Limiting flux: 19 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Nothing visible on this date

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