Discovery certificate for object 2017bvj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9804 [ 2019TNSTR.311....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-02 07:57:30
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 2017bvj
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17bvj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:47:48.031 (131.950131) DEC = +71:47:30.43 (71.791785)
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 06:50:23 (JD=2457814.7849884)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 06:50:23
Flux: 15.253 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/2017bvj