Discovery certificate for object 2017ben
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9319 [ 2017TNSTR.217....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-21 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: SN 2017ben
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17bdx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:18:48.446 (139.70186) DEC = -12:15:33.20 (-12.2592222222)
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 10:52:19 (JD=2457799.9529977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-15 10:52:19
Flux: 18.41 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-15 10:32:09
Limiting flux: 18.92 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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