Discovery certificate for object 2017bal
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9205 [ 2019TNSTR.259....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 10:08:34
Date made public: 2019-02-21
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 2017bal
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bal
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:12:08.809 (138.036706) DEC = +06:46:51.51 (6.780975)
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 08:13:55 (JD=2457805.8429977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 08:13:55
Flux: 19.795 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/2017bal