Discovery certificate for object 2016dag
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2867

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-13 13:04:37
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2016dag
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:19:07.45 (124.781042) DEC = -78:41:54.00 (-78.698333)
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 09:22:13 (JD=2457578.8904282)

Potential host galaxy: ESO-18-G-002

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (red mag 17.0) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag 18.5) taken by himself with a 35-cm Celestron Telescope (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search.Which is 22W"and 8S"of the nucleus of the galaxy ESO-18-G-002


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 09:22:13
Flux: 17 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Offset for target is 22W 8 South A confirming image was taken on 2016-07-13 at 11:50UT.The mag was 16.3 which shows a brightening source point

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-06-29 10:59:22
Limiting flux: 18 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Nothing visible but a confirming image was taken see below

Details of the new object can be viewed here: