Discovery certificate for object 2016fos
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4775 [ 2018TNSTR1268....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-31 09:25:53
Date made public: 2018-08-31
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Reporting Group: iPTF     Discovery Data Source: iPTF

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

IAU Designation: AT 2016fos
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16fos
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:35:05.404 (338.772517) DEC = +40:09:33.65 (40.159346)
Discovery date: 2016-08-31 08:58:33.000 (JD=2457631.8739931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-31 08:58:33.000
Flux: 19.995 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: