Discovery certificate for object 2017ayj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9150

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 16:50:40
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017ayj
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17bcs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:22:51.106 (140.712942) DEC = -30:14:08.60 (-30.235722)
Discovery date: 2017-02-19 11:06:43 (JD=2457803.9629977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-19 11:06:43
Flux: 17.63 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-15 11:54:14
Limiting flux: 18.67 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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