Discovery certificate for object 2017abt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8502 [ 2019TNSTR.191....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-02 19:39:36
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 2017abt
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17abt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:16:56.355 (139.234812) DEC = +54:03:36.93 (54.060258)
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 11:09:36.000 (JD=2457785.965)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-01 11:09:36.000
Flux: 19.641 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: