Discovery certificate for object 2016bfx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1622 [ 2016TNSTR.230....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-21 16:51:26
Sender: Dr. Ofer Yaron
Source Group: iPTF

S. Papadogiannakis, O. Yaron, on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016bfx
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16qz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:00:26.759 (180.111496) DEC = +31:35:54.72 (31.598533)
Discovery date: 2016-03-04 05:02:24 (JD=2457451.71)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-04 05:02:24
Flux: 20.69 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-03-02 05:16:46
Limiting flux: 20.41 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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