Discovery certificate for object 2016jic
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19051 [ 2018TNSTR.742....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-03 16:56:22
Sender: Ms. Lynn Seguin
Source Group: None

Lynn Seguin,Rick Nowell,Alex Jonkeren report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016jic
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:02:08.136 (195.5339) DEC = -03:05:51.72 (-3.0977)
Discovery date: 2016-04-09 04:15:55 (JD=2457487.6777199)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J130208.13-030556.6
Host redshift: 0.088

Remarks: Galaxy Zoo volunteer, Lynn Seguin, first reported PSN to the discovery/investigative team: Rick Nowell, Alex Jonkeren, CecliaB and ChristieM on May 20, 2018, for analysis and verification. A record of the discussion can be viewed here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/1267/632280?comment=1090556&page=1

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-04-09 04:15:55
Flux: 20.51 ABMag
Filter: R-Cousins
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The r-band magnitude was calculated using APT and reference star: SDSS J130208.56-030522.6 http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr14/en/tools/explore/Summary.aspx?id=1237650760786706714 . This has a DECaLS r-band value of 17.90.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2016jic