Discovery certificate for object 2017aan
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8465 [ 2017TNSTR.147....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-01 18:58:46
Date made public: 2017-02-02
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 2017aan
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17aan
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:39:26.280 (114.859499) DEC = +13:55:09.74 (13.919372)
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 07:35:02.000 (JD=2457785.8159954)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 07:35:02.000
Flux: 17.9213 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: