Discovery certificate for object 2017bug
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9773 [ 2019TNSTR.311....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-02 06:08:20
Date made public: 2019-03-02
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Reporting Group: iPTF     Discovery Data Source: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017bug
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bug
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:30:41.578 (97.67324) DEC = +77:09:32.59 (77.159053)
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 05:48:28 (JD=2457814.7419907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 05:48:28
Flux: 18.764 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/2017bug