Discovery certificate for object 2017ay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7699 [ 2017TNSTR..24....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-05 16:42:14
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, N. Primak, A. Schultz, (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 2017ay
Discoverer internal name: PS17ac
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:22:40.259 (170.667747372) DEC = +00:29:45.31 (0.495919257555)
Discovery date: 2017-01-02 13:52:19 (JD=2457756.0779977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-02 13:52:19
Flux: 20.46 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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