Discovery certificate for object 2017btk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9750 [ 2019TNSTR.311....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-02 04:14:41
Date made public: 2019-03-02
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 2017btk
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17btk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:59:15.536 (59.814732) DEC = +70:20:47.95 (70.346652)
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 03:43:12 (JD=2457814.655)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 03:43:12
Flux: 18.839 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/2017btk