Discovery certificate for object 2017act
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8531 [ 2019TNSTR.206....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-05 14:49:12
Date made public: 2019-02-05
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 2017act
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17act
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:42:19.157 (115.57982) DEC = +13:19:33.48 (13.325968)
Discovery date: 2017-02-05 07:48:00.000 (JD=2457789.825)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-05 07:48:00.000
Flux: 19.7823 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: