Discovery certificate for object 2017abu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8503 [ 2019TNSTR.191....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-02 19:46:05
Date made public: 2019-02-02
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 2017abu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17abu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:15:42.399 (108.926662) DEC = +43:36:35.14 (43.609761)
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 09:00:00.000 (JD=2457786.875)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 09:00:00.000
Flux: 19.126 ABMag
Filter: I-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: