Discovery certificate for object 2017ggb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13208 [ 2017TNSTR.899....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-22 04:19:34
Sender: SkyMapper (smt_bot)
Source Group: 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: AT 2017ggb
Discoverer internal name: SMT17sex
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:14:58.114 (318.742142) DEC = -01:44:53.48 (-1.74819)
Discovery date: 2017-08-16 11:48:28 (JD=2457981.9919907)


Remarks: Discovered on the citizen science project Supernova Sighting on Zooniverse by volunteers which include:None

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-16 11:48:28
Flux: 19.59 ABMag
Filter: r-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 1858-08-10 00:00:00
Limiting flux: -99 ABMag
Filter: Other-
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope


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