Discovery certificate for object 2017bbu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9241 [ 2019TNSTR.259....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 10:27:29
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 2017bbu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bbu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:08:30.232 (167.125966) DEC = +31:26:25.13 (31.440313)
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 09:56:09 (JD=2457805.9139931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 09:56:09
Flux: 19.757 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/2017bbu