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Bright PSN in NGC5128 (Centaurus A) Discovered By Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS)

ATel #8651; Peter Marples, Greg Bock, Stuart Parker (BOSS)
on 8 Feb 2016; 16:07 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Krzysztof Stanek (stanek.32@osu.edu)

Subjects: Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 8654, 8655, 8657, 8662, 8664, 8665, 8668, 8677, 8693, 8759, 8760, 8890, 8976

During the ongoing Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS), Peter Marples discovered a possible supernova using data from a 300mm F7 SCT telescope at Loganholme Observatory, Queensland, Australia. It was reported on the TNS by Greg Bock as AT2016adj, discovered as a new transient source:

Object        RA (J2000)    DEC (J2000)     Disc. UT Date   Disc. V mag 
AT2016adj    13:25:24.11   -43:00:57.50     2016-02-08.563     14.0 
The PSN was not present (V>18.0) in an image taken by Stu Parker on 3 February 2016 (V>18.0) which indicates that this PSN is quite young.