Discovery certificate for object 2017btf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9745 [ 2019TNSTR.303....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-01 14:34:31
Date made public: 2019-03-01
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 2017btf
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17btf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:29:17.819 (157.324244) DEC = -03:23:32.11 (-3.392253)
Discovery date: 2017-03-01 09:51:50 (JD=2457813.9109954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-01 09:51:50
Flux: 19.509 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/2017btf