Discovery certificate for object 2017dfu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10905 [ 2017TNSTR.453....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-04-20 18:45:02
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017dfu
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17esd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:19:09.205 (124.788355) DEC = -16:29:44.51 (-16.4956975)
Discovery date: 2017-04-16 06:57:36 (JD=2457859.79)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-04-16 06:57:36
Flux: 18.14 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-04-12 08:35:31
Limiting flux: 17.99 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017dfu