Discovery certificate for object 2016ikn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6980 [ 2018TNSTR1814....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-23 13:22:15
Date made public: 2018-11-23
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 2016ikn
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16ikn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:18:38.950 (4.662292) DEC = +43:25:00.17 (43.416713)
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 03:33:07.000 (JD=2457715.6479977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 03:33:07.000
Flux: 18.7514 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: