Discovery certificate for object 2017fgd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12451 [ 2017TNSTR.756....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-11 13:03:12
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, A. Schultz, T. Lowe (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast), B. E. Tucker, (Mt Stromlo Observatory, ANU), A. Rest (STScI), P. M. Garnavich (Notre Dame), S. Margheim (Gemini Observatory), D. Kasen (UCB/LBL), R. Olling, E. Shaya (U Maryland) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017fgd
Discoverer internal name: PS17dpi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:44:38.939 (161.162244381) DEC = +12:39:07.50 (12.6520824284)
Discovery date: 2017-07-06 06:20:09 (JD=2457940.7639931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-06 06:20:09
Flux: 18.91 ABMag
Filter: z-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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