Discovery certificate for object 2017bkj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9511 [ 2017TNSTR.252....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-26 13:52:36
Sender: Dr. Blaz Mikuz
Source Group: PIKA

Blaz Mikuz report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017bkj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:23:27.450 (170.864375) DEC = +53:40:45.50 (53.679306)
Discovery date: 2017-02-25 23:25:48 (JD=2457810.47625)

Potential host galaxy: UGC6400


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-25 23:25:48
Flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Possible supernova was discovered by B. Mikuž at Črni Vrh Observatory (mag. 18.0) on four unfiltered CCD images, taken on 2017 Feb. 25.975 - 26.013 UT with the 60-cm f/3.3 Cichocki reflector in the course of the Comet and Asteroid Search Program (PIKA).

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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