Discovery certificate for object 2016gxu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5779 [ 2018TNSTR1517....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-10-06 17:12:42
Date made public: 2018-10-06
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 2016gxu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gxu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:55:58.484 (13.993685) DEC = +12:07:26.30 (12.123972)
Discovery date: 2016-10-05 11:26:52 (JD=2457666.9769907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-10-05 11:26:52
Flux: 19.748 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/2016gxu