Discovery certificate for object 2016jjd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 48759 [ 2019TNSTR2008....1N ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-10-06 09:51:50
Sender: Mr. Richard Nowell
Source Group: None

Richard Nowell report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016jjd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:34:38.592 (158.6608) DEC = +01:51:27.00 (1.8575)
Discovery date: 2016-01-12 08:19:58 (JD=2457399.8471991)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J103438.60+015127.1
Host redshift: 0.137

Remarks: This transient was first observed by Rick Nowell in a discussion started by Angelika Bellinghausen on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/26443475. Ine Theunissen, Christine Macmillan and CeciliaB also discussed the transient.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-12 08:19:58
Flux: 18.09 ABMag
Filter: R-Cousins
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The r-band Apparent magnitude was taken from the DR7 catalogue. The r-band Absolute magnitude of -20.83 was also calculated using the SDSS PhotoZ estimate.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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