Discovery certificate for object 2016gtx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5663 [ 2018TNSTR1483....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-01 06:56:39
Date made public: 2018-10-01
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 2016gtx
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gtx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:19:27.454 (349.864393) DEC = +44:55:34.65 (44.926293)
Discovery date: 2016-10-01 06:20:09.000 (JD=2457662.7639931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-01 06:20:09.000
Flux: 20.8177 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/2016gtx