Discovery certificate for object 2016dar
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2878 [ 2016TNSTR.476....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-19 15:43:25
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 2016dar
Discoverer internal name: PS16dch
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:33:34.300 (353.392917) DEC = +05:19:32.40 (5.325667)
Discovery date: 2016-07-07 13:53:45 (JD=2457577.0789931)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J23333484+0519430

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-07 13:53:45
Flux: 20.028 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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