Discovery certificate for object 2017gcy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13119 [ 2017TNSTR.877....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-17 12:12:04
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: SN 2017gcy
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17jnd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:20:51.478 (5.21449) DEC = -15:31:13.04 (-15.5202875)
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 13:26:24 (JD=2457980.06)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-14 13:26:24
Flux: 18.86 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-14 13:12:00
Limiting flux: 18.76 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/2017gcy