Discovery certificate for object 2016jiy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 34853 [ 2019TNSTR.763....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-05-13 10:48:58
Sender: Ms. Melina Thévenot
Source Group: None

Ine Theunissen report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016jiy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:44:31.128 (131.1297) DEC = +18:17:13.56 (18.2871)
Discovery date: 2016-01-13 06:15:09 (JD=2457400.7605208)

Potential host galaxy: IC 2392
Host redshift: 0.020808

Remarks: The transient was first discovered by Ine Theunissen in the galaxy zoo website. See discussion:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-13 06:15:09
Flux: 19.56 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The Apparent Magnitude was calculated with APT by Melina Thévenot, using a reference star in Pan-STARRS (,eq=J2000,rs=2&-out.orig=o) an Absolute Magnitude of -15.23 was also calculated.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: