Discovery certificate for object 2016gca
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5155 [ 2018TNSTR1328....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-08 13:03:07
Date made public: 2018-09-08
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 2016gca
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gca
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:24:49.232 (6.205134) DEC = +01:19:36.71 (1.326864)
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 10:33:36.000 (JD=2457639.94)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 10:33:36.000
Flux: 21.03 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: