Discovery certificate for object 2017foa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12671 [ 2017TNSTR.779....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-19 11:44:31
Sender: Emmanuel Conseil
Source Group: None

Emmanuel Conseil report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017foa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:43:14.500 (10.810417) DEC = +41:33:57.20 (41.565889)
Discovery date: 2017-07-19 03:04:00 (JD=2457953.6277778)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: Emmanuel Conseil reports the discovery of a possible nova in M31. The transient is visible in 6 images (50s exposures, clear filter) taken between 02h24 and 03h07 with Slohh space robotic telescope T2, at Mt Teide, Canary islands. Image available here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/econseil/35212468283 No asteroid detected at this position at that date and no known object.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-19 03:04:00
Flux: 18.4 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Images taken with Slooh space robotic telescope T2, at Mt Teide, Canary Islands

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-15 04:05:00
Limiting flux: 19 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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