Discovery certificate for object 2017ekb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11785 [ 2017TNSTR.617....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-06-01 12:12:03
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: AT 2017ekb
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17fxu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:48:37.778 (177.15740875) DEC = +18:40:09.18 (18.669215625)
Discovery date: 2017-05-26 05:55:40 (JD=2457899.7469907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-26 05:55:40
Flux: 18.8 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-05-23 06:40:19
Limiting flux: 18.91 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/2017ekb