Discovery certificate for object 2017aal
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8463 [ 2017TNSTR.174....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-01 18:57:08
Date made public: 2017-02-09
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 2017aal
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17aal
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:43:02.519 (115.760494) DEC = +11:38:20.42 (11.639005)
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 07:37:55.000 (JD=2457785.8179977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 07:37:55.000
Flux: 19.2263 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: