Discovery certificate for object 2016ept
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4039 [ 2016TNSTR.523....1Y ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-05 00:33:03
Sender: Dr. Weikang Zheng
Source Group: LOSS

Heechan YUK, WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016ept
Discoverer internal name: kait-16ak
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:42:54.680 (10.727833) DEC = +41:23:00.49 (41.383469)
Discovery date: 2016-07-18 11:46:44 (JD=2457587.990787)

Potential host galaxy: M31


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-18 11:46:44
Flux: 18.7 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-01 01:59:20
Limiting flux: 18.3 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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