Discovery certificate for object 2017bkg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9487 [ 2017TNSTR.243....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-25 02:25:02
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: AT 2017bkg
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17bhc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:09:57.788 (197.4907825) DEC = -01:00:35.99 (-1.0099975)
Discovery date: 2017-02-20 14:38:24 (JD=2457805.11)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-20 14:38:24
Flux: 18.23 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-02-16 15:53:16
Limiting flux: 18.47 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/2017bkg