Discovery certificate for object 2017aua
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9015 [ 2017TNSTR.461....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-15 12:21:22
Date made public: 2017-04-21
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 2017aua
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17aua
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:59:38.733 (134.911387) DEC = +56:52:44.25 (56.878958)
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 10:53:45.000 (JD=2457799.9539931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 10:53:45.000
Flux: 17.818 ABMag
Filter: I-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: