Discovery certificate for object 2017ays
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9159 [ 2017TNSTR.213....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 22:10:02
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017ays
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17bcy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:12:45.992 (183.191632) DEC = +00:24:28.11 (0.407808)
Discovery date: 2017-02-20 13:43:40.000 (JD=2457805.0719907)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-20 13:43:40.000
Flux: 17.93 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-16 15:33:07
Limiting flux: 18.74 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: