Discovery certificate for object 2016flx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 4696 [ 2018TNSTR1251....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-08-28 12:43:37
Date made public: 2018-08-28
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Reporting Group: iPTF     Discovery Data Source: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016flx
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16flx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:25:43.278 (306.430324) DEC = +04:32:55.96 (4.548879)
Discovery date: 2016-08-28 04:29:16.000 (JD=2457628.6869907)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-08-28 04:29:16.000
Flux: 20.5993 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: