Discovery certificate for object 2016bln
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1774 [ 2016TNSTR.261....1G ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-05 09:03:00
Sender: Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam
Source Group: iPTF

Avishay Gal-Yam report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016bln
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16abc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:34:45.492 (203.68955) DEC = +13:51:14.30 (13.853972)
Discovery date: 2016-04-04 09:21:36 (JD=2457482.89)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 5221
Host redshift: 0.023279

Remarks: See ATEL #8907 for full discovery report.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-04-04 09:21:36
Flux: 19.2 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-04-02 09:58:19
Limiting flux: 21 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: