Discovery certificate for object 2017ard
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8935 [ 2017TNSTR.181....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-13 18:42:26
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 2017ard
Discoverer internal name: PS17bao
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:12:16.556 (138.068982041) DEC = +02:25:47.74 (2.42992703323)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:49:55.000 (JD=2457782.9929977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:49:55.000
Flux: 20.29 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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