Discovery certificate for object 2016zd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 686 [ 2016TNSTR..74....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-03 12:40:01
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Source Group: ASAS-SN

J.M. Fernandez (Observatory Inmaculada del Molino), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan), J.S. Brown, K.Z. Stanek, T.W.-S. Holoien, 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), 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 2016zd
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16bc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:05:25.826 (181.357608) DEC = -21:24:01.20 (-21.400333)
Discovery date: 2016-02-02 06:43:12 (JD=2457420.78)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J12052488-2123572
Host redshift: 0.031939


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-02 06:43:12
Flux: 17 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-01-31 13:26:24
Limiting flux: 17.3 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius


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