Discovery certificate for object 2017fwd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12916 [ 2017TNSTR.836....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-03 20:58:09
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 2017fwd
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17jdg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:36:23.700 (354.098748333) DEC = +44:38:35.15 (44.6430966667)
Discovery date: 2017-07-31 12:59:02 (JD=2457966.0409954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-07-31 12:59:02
Flux: 18.27 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-29 13:45:07
Limiting flux: 19.45 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/2017fwd