Discovery certificate for object 2017apy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8904 [ 2017TNSTR.181....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-13 16:42:14
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Reporting Group: Pan-STARRS1     Discovery Data Source: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, A. Schultz, T. Lowe (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017apy
Discoverer internal name: PS17ayi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:44:20.901 (161.087089016) DEC = +07:25:44.47 (7.4290193652)
Discovery date: 2017-01-03 14:57:07.000 (JD=2457757.1229977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-03 14:57:07.000
Flux: 20.98 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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