Discovery certificate for object 2016dao
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2875 [ 2016TNSTR.476....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-19 14:41:36
Sender: Dr. Darryl Wright
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: 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 2016dao
Discoverer internal name: PS16dcp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:00:44.490 (345.185375) DEC = +01:47:04.00 (1.784444)
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 14:00:57.000 (JD=2457579.0839931)

Potential host galaxy: APMUKS(BJ) B225811.51+013105.7


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 14:00:57.000
Flux: 21.562 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

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

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: