Discovery certificate for object 2016ftb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4902 [ 2018TNSTR1304....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-05 12:43:48
Date made public: 2018-09-05
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 2016ftb
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16ftb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:22:37.896 (20.657899) DEC = +10:53:03.20 (10.884221)
Discovery date: 2016-09-05 12:20:09.000 (JD=2457637.0139931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-05 12:20:09.000
Flux: 18.8767 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: