Discovery certificate for object 2016bip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1692 [ 2016TNSTR.231....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-21 19:38:31
Sender: Dr. David Young
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016bip
Discoverer internal name: PS16bio
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:06:33.024 (196.637601794) DEC = +29:11:08.99 (29.1858294847)
Discovery date: 2016-03-18 09:46:47.000 (JD=2457465.9074884)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-18 09:46:47.000
Flux: 18.0553 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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