Discovery certificate for object 2017gay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13060 [ 2017TNSTR.867....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-15 09:50:20
Sender: Emmanuel Conseil
Source Group: None

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017gay
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:40:24.370 (10.101542) DEC = +41:04:03.20 (41.067556)
Discovery date: 2017-08-15 00:02:00 (JD=2457980.5013889)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: E. Conseil reports the discovery of a probable nova in M31 using Slooh space robotic telescope T2. The object is visible on 4 images (50s exposure each).

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-15 00:02:00
Flux: 15.8 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Instrument : Slooh robotic telescope T2, 17" F/6.8 + FLI PL16803, observatory code G40

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-14 02:30:00
Limiting flux: 19.5 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Instrument : Slooh robotic telescope T2, 17" F/6.8 + FLI PL16803, observatory code G40

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