Discovery certificate for object 2016jix
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 31610 [ 2019TNSTR.447....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-03-27 09:29:59
Sender: Mr. Richard Nowell

I. Theunissen-Limpens report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016jix
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:55:58.314 (133.992973) DEC = +04:28:03.58 (4.467661)
Discovery date: 2016-03-01 06:17:15 (JD=2457448.7619792)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J085558.59+042803.5
Host redshift: 0.072824

Remarks: This transient was first discussed by Ine Theunissen on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/28489397. Alexander Jonkeren also took part in the discussion.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-03-01 06:17:15
Flux: 19.64 ABMag
Filter: z-Sloan
Instrument: COSMOS
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The z-band Apparent magnitude was calculated by Richard Nowell using APT and reference star: SDSS J085600.34+042813.3 http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr14/en/tools/explore/Summary.aspx?id=1237658298986463511. An Absolute magnitude of -18.0 was also calculated.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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