Discovery certificate for object 2017bax
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9217 [ 2019TNSTR.259....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 10:22:56
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 2017bax
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bax
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:20:38.695 (170.161228) DEC = +36:12:53.20 (36.214779)
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 10:01:55 (JD=2457805.9179977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 10:01:55
Flux: 20.205 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/2017bax