Discovery certificate for object 2016gfo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5248 [ 2018TNSTR1363....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-12 14:29:23
Date made public: 2018-09-12
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 2016gfo
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gfo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:20:04.016 (50.016734) DEC = +16:46:08.45 (16.769015)
Discovery date: 2016-09-12 12:31:40 (JD=2457644.0219907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-12 12:31:40
Flux: 18.585 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/2016gfo