Discovery certificate for object 2017ayq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9157 [ 2017TNSTR.213....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-20 22:10:02
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 2017ayq
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17bdb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:21:16.336 (50.318066) DEC = -31:23:36.91 (-31.393586)
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 05:58:33 (JD=2457799.7489931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 05:58:33
Flux: 18.46 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-30 06:23:02
Limiting flux: 19.57 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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