Discovery certificate for object 2016gon
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5503 [ 2018TNSTR1452....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-26 06:10:34
Date made public: 2018-09-26
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 2016gon
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gon
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:27:47.500 (321.947917) DEC = +13:48:30.30 (13.808418)
Discovery date: 2016-09-26 04:52:19.000 (JD=2457657.7029977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-26 04:52:19.000
Flux: 21.0869 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: