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Independend discovery of ASASSN-16cc (AT 2016aqf) by the CHASE survey

ATel #8738; L. Gutierrez, G. Pignata, Y. Apostolovski, E. Paillas, S. Varela, F. Bufano, F. Olivares, K. Takats, Tracy Catalan, Catalina Flores, C. Agliozzo (Universidad Andres Bello); M. Hamuy, R. Antezana, L. Gonzalez, F. Carrasco, F. Forster (Universidad de Chile); B. Conuel, Wesleyan University; G. Folatelli and S. Montufar (Instituto de Astrofísica de La Plata) and D. E. Reichart, J. B. Haislip, J. P. Moore, A. P. LaCluyze (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
on 26 Feb 2016; 13:56 UT
Credential Certification: Giuliano Pignata (pignago@gmail.com)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 8748

The CHASE project which is part of the Millennium Institute for Astrophysics (MAS) report the independent discovery of ASASSN-16cc (AT 2016aqf) in NGC 2101 on an unfiltered image taken on UT 2016-02-25.14 at V ~15.8 with the 'PROMPT 2' telescope located at CTIO with the following coordinate RA(J2000)=05:46:23.837, Dec(J2000)=-52:05:18.32. The candidate is also present in a confirmation image taken with the same telescope on UT 2016-02-26.06 at V~15.5. The transient is not detect (V>18.0) in images taken on UT 2016-02-24.12

Below we summarize the evolution of the magnitude of the transient on the CHASE images.

Obs. UT Date   V mag 
2016-02-24.12  >18.0 
2016-02-25.14   15.8 
2016-02-26.06   15.5