Discovery certificate for object 2016yr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 673 [ 2016TNSTR..64....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-01-29 15:02:58
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Reporting Group: ASAS-SN     Discovery Data Source: ASAS-SN

S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan), J.S. Brown, T.W.-S. Holoien, K.Z. Stanek, C.S. Kochanek, D. Godoy-Rivera, U. Basu (Ohio State), B.J. Shappee (Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories), J.L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), Subo Dong, Ping Chen (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), G. Bock (Runaway Bay Observatory, Australia), R. A. Koff (Antelope Hills Observatory), G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016yr
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16aw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:39:57.452 (84.989383) DEC = -40:30:57.84 (-40.516067)
Discovery date: 2016-01-29 06:28:48.000 (JD=2457416.77)

Potential host galaxy: ESO 306-G016
Host redshift: 0.037279


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-01-29 06:28:48.000
Flux: 17 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-23 06:28:48
Limiting flux: 16.6 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Details of the new object can be viewed here: