Discovery certificate for object 2017ai
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7681 [ 2017TNSTR..22....1P ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-05 13:16:28
Sender: Prof. Subo Dong
Source Group: ASAS-SN

Richard Post, Subo Dong, K. Stanek for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017ai
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-17ae
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:17:02.500 (244.260417) DEC = +10:41:35.10 (10.693083)
Discovery date: 2017-01-04 15:45:32 (JD=2457758.1566204)

Potential host galaxy: 2017-01-04.6566313
Host redshift: 0.05027


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-04 15:45:32
Flux: 17.46 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-09-20 23:32:53
Limiting flux: 17.36 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017ai