Discovery certificate for object 2016dbg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2893 [ 2016TNSTR.476....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-19 17:24:28
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 2016dbg
Discoverer internal name: PS16dbs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:36:40.740 (339.16975) DEC = -16:02:41.50 (-16.044861)
Discovery date: 2016-07-07 13:12:00 (JD=2457577.05)

Potential host galaxy: APMUKS(BJ) B223359.96-161819.0

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


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-07 13:12:00
Flux: 21.389 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-04 12:00:00
Limiting flux: 22 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: