Discovery certificate for object 2016blt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 1780

Date Received (UTC): 2016-04-06 12:50:11
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

Stuart Parker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016blt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:15:45.76 (213.940667) DEC = -47:38:15.00 (-47.6375)
Discovery date: 2016-04-04 12:30:22 (JD=2457483.021088)

Potential host galaxy: ESO-271-G26

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (red mag 18.0) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag19.5) taken with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search. The new object is is at offset 1W" and 13N"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-04-04 12:30:22
Flux: 18 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Confirming image was taken on April 7th at 11.42.00 UT.The suspect was easily seen in 2 x100 second images and an approx mag of 17.8

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-04-03 12:30:22
Limiting flux: 18.5 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Nothing visible on this image.Confirming image was taken on April 7th at 11.42.00 UT.The suspect was easily seen in 2 x100 second images and an approx mag of 17.8

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