Discovery certificate for object 2016bfy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1623 [ 2016TNSTR.230....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-21 17:00:52
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 2016bfy
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16sm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:26:10.371 (171.543213) DEC = +44:20:41.28 (44.3448)
Discovery date: 2016-02-10 10:47:03 (JD=2457428.9493403)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-10 10:47:03
Flux: 20.93 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-07 12:15:59
Limiting flux: 21.06 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/2016bfy