Discovery certificate for object 2016foa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4755 [ 2016TNSTR.642....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-30 12:49:23
Date made public: 2016-09-06
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Source Group: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016foa
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16foa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:05:52.369 (16.468205) DEC = +08:12:52.73 (8.214646)
Discovery date: 2016-08-30 12:04:19 (JD=2457631.0029977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-30 12:04:19
Flux: 19.832 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: