Discovery certificate for object 2017ath
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8991 [ 2019TNSTR.244....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-14 09:04:31
Date made public: 2019-02-14
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Source Group: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017ath
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17ath
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:00:41.409 (120.172536) DEC = +40:32:52.26 (40.54785)
Discovery date: 2017-02-14 04:32:09 (JD=2457798.6889931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-14 04:32:09
Flux: 19.951 ABMag
Filter: R-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: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017ath