Discovery certificate for object 2017bks
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9507 [ 2019TNSTR.276....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-25 11:18:19
Date made public: 2019-02-25
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 2017bks
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bks
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:38:21.339 (174.588912) DEC = +58:33:34.68 (58.559634)
Discovery date: 2017-02-24 11:44:09 (JD=2457808.9889931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-24 11:44:09
Flux: 20.297 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2017bks