Discovery certificate for object 2016ikf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 6971 [ 2018TNSTR1814....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-11-23 13:09:06
Date made public: 2018-11-23
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 2016ikf
Discoverer internal name: iPTF16ikf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:52:24.624 (28.102599) DEC = +27:19:49.29 (27.330359)
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 06:33:07.000 (JD=2457715.7729977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-11-23 06:33:07.000
Flux: 19.6582 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: