Discovery certificate for object 2017bcu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9271 [ 2019TNSTR.259....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 13:09:34
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 2017bcu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bcu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:23:36.458 (200.901908) DEC = +38:16:42.53 (38.278481)
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 11:32:38 (JD=2457805.9809954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-21 11:32:38
Flux: 20.141 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/2017bcu