Discovery certificate for object 2016bir
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1694 [ 2016TNSTR.231....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-03-21 19:38:35
Sender: Dr. David Young
Source Group: 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: SN 2016bir
Discoverer internal name: PS16biq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:14:05.878 (198.524492189) DEC = +33:55:09.63 (33.9193406812)
Discovery date: 2016-03-18 09:49:35 (JD=2457465.9094329)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-18 09:49:35
Flux: 17.3982 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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