Discovery certificate for object 2016gal
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5110 [ 2018TNSTR1328....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-08 09:49:40
Date made public: 2018-09-08
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: AT 2016gal
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gal
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:40:46.515 (340.193813) DEC = +34:37:51.75 (34.631041)
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 09:11:31 (JD=2457639.8829977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 09:11:31
Flux: 18.983 ABMag
Filter: R-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: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016gal