Discovery certificate for object 2016gnu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5481 [ 2018TNSTR1447....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-25 06:58:23
Date made public: 2018-09-25
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 2016gnu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gnu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:40:26.142 (340.108925) DEC = +29:55:25.89 (29.923858)
Discovery date: 2016-09-25 04:19:12.000 (JD=2457656.68)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-25 04:19:12.000
Flux: 20.3692 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: