Discovery certificate for object 2016gfj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5243 [ 2018TNSTR1363....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-12 11:48:44
Date made public: 2018-09-12
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 2016gfj
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gfj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:33:52.720 (353.469665) DEC = +30:58:44.11 (30.978919)
Discovery date: 2016-09-12 11:08:09 (JD=2457643.9639931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-12 11:08:09
Flux: 20.439 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/2016gfj