Discovery certificate for object 2016aex
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 877 [ 2016TNSTR.106....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-02-12 17:58:08
Sender: Mr. Jonathan Brown
Reporting Group: ASAS-SN     Discovery Data Source: ASAS-SN

J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory), 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), G. Bock (Runaway Bay Observatory, Australia), I. Cruz (Cruz Observatory), S. Kiyota (Variable Star Observers League in Japan), G. Masi (Virtual Telescope Project, Ceccano, Italy) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016aex
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-16br
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:45:30.314 (236.376308) DEC = -13:09:10.03 (-13.152786)
Discovery date: 2016-02-12 13:26:24.000 (JD=2457431.06)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J15453055-1309057
Host redshift: 0.02852


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-02-12 13:26:24.000
Flux: 17.2 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-02-09 09:07:12
Limiting flux: 18.2 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Details of the new object can be viewed here: