Discovery certificate for object 2016cou
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2556 [ 2016TNSTR.388....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-05-31 14:40:25
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, L. Denneau, B. Stalder, A. Heinze, A. Sherstyuk (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016cou
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS16atl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:04:46.078 (286.191992727) DEC = +48:45:06.55 (48.7518181818)
Discovery date: 2016-05-04 11:45:36.000 (JD=2457512.99)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-05-04 11:45:36.000
Flux: 16.42 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-04-14 13:55:12
Limiting flux: 19.37 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: