Discovery certificate for object 2016gad
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5102 [ 2018TNSTR1328....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-08 08:24:10
Date made public: 2018-09-08
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 2016gad
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gad
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:46:53.091 (326.721213) DEC = +04:37:40.99 (4.628054)
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 06:33:07.000 (JD=2457639.7729977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-08 06:33:07.000
Flux: 20.0441 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: