Discovery certificate for object 2017gfz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13206 [ 2017TNSTR.899....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-22 04:19:34
Sender: SkyMapper (smt_bot)
Reporting Group: SkyMapper     Discovery Data Source: SkyMapper

A. Moller, B. Tucker, B.Zhang, F. Panther, N.E. Sommers, R. Ridden-Harper, P. Armstrong (Australian National University) on behalf of SkyMapper Transient Survey report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017gfz
Discoverer internal name: SMT17sct
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:12:51.892 (3.216218) DEC = -32:43:53.00 (-32.73139)
Discovery date: 2017-08-16 14:12:28.000 (JD=2457982.0919907)

Remarks: Discovered on the citizen science project Supernova Sighting on Zooniverse by volunteers which include:ElisabethB;BLGoodwin;Tmit2


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-16 14:12:28.000
Flux: 19.5 ABMag
Filter: r-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-12 18:02:52
Limiting flux: 19.52 ABMag
Filter: g-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Details of the new object can be viewed here: