Discovery certificate for object 2016gss
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 5631 [ 2018TNSTR1471....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-09-30 10:06:09
Date made public: 2018-09-30
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 2016gss
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16gss
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:59:31.741 (14.882256) DEC = -00:49:19.83 (-0.822176)
Discovery date: 2016-09-30 09:47:31.000 (JD=2457661.9079977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-09-30 09:47:31.000
Flux: 19.5008 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: