Discovery certificate for object 2016czd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2838 [ 2016TNSTR.459....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-07 20:38:57
Sender: Dr. Darryl Wright
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: AT 2016czd
Discoverer internal name: PS16cwt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:53:05.260 (283.271917) DEC = +73:04:59.40 (73.083167)
Discovery date: 2016-06-21 11:32:38 (JD=2457560.9809954)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J18530577+7305020

Remarks: This transient was discovered during the beta test of the citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by the Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including 'sisifolibre', 'Scrossy' and 'htc0'.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-06-21 11:32:38
Flux: 20.0779 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: NED

Details of the new object can be viewed here: