Discovery certificate for object 2016dal
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2872 [ 2016TNSTR.476....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-19 14:25:37
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 2016dal
Discoverer internal name: PS16dcl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:59:07.630 (314.781792) DEC = -21:55:29.80 (-21.924944)
Discovery date: 2016-07-08 12:18:43 (JD=2457578.0129977)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J20590788-2155281

Remarks: This transient was discovered during the citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by the Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including 'sean63', 'TED91' and 'HollisWilliams'.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-08 12:18:43
Flux: 20.551 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-06-05 12:00:00
Limiting flux: 20.5 ABMag
Filter: z-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: