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
Source Group: 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 (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 http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/ngc6946-1.jpg. Wiggins notes that nothing was visible at this position on an image taken on May 12.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-14 05:42:43
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: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017eaw