Discovery certificate for object 2017eaw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11511 [ 2017TNSTR.548....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-14 09:09:08
Sender: Mr. Patrick Schmeer
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

Patrick Wiggins report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017eaw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:34:44.240 (308.684333) DEC = +60:11:35.90 (60.193306)
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 05:42:43.000 (JD=2457887.7379977)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 6946

Remarks: P. Wiggins, Tooele, UT, USA, reports his discovery of a possible supernova (mag about 12.8) on an unfiltered CCD frame taken 2017 May 14.2383 UT using a 0.35-m f/5.5 reflector near Erda, UT, USA. The new object is located at R.A. 20h34m44.24s, Decl. +60°11’35.9” (equinox 2000.0), about 153” NW of the center of NGC 6946. The discovery image was posted temporarily at URL Wiggins notes that nothing was visible at this position on an image taken on May 12.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 05:42:43.000
Flux: 12.8 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-12 04:48:00
Limiting flux: 19 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Details of the new object can be viewed here: