Discovery certificate for object 2016ek
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 146 [ 2016TNSTR..54....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-27 14:20:18
Sender: Mr. Nikola Knezevic
Source Group: iPTF

Nikola Knezevic, on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016ek
Discoverer internal name: iPTF15fkq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:07:17.574 (136.823224) DEC = +56:00:09.00 (56.002501)
Discovery date: 2016-01-01 10:04:48 (JD=2457388.92)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-01 10:04:48
Flux: 19.78 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2015-12-30 10:55:43
Limiting flux: 20.67 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016ek