Discovery certificate for object 2017bts
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9758 [ 2019TNSTR.311....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-02 05:24:20
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 2017bts
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bts
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:09:42.999 (77.429164) DEC = +66:07:03.29 (66.11758)
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 04:58:04 (JD=2457814.7069907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 04:58:04
Flux: 19.583 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/2017bts