Discovery certificate for object 2016bfv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1619

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-20 12:13:22
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2016bfv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:51:18.06 (87.82525) DEC = -38:18:53.20 (-38.314778)
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 supernova (red mag 16.4) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag18.5) with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RCRitchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search. This being the 2nd possible supernova

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-20 09:31:23
Flux: 16.4 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-23 11:04:55
Limiting flux: 18.5 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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