Discovery certificate for object 2017gig
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13268 [ 2017TNSTR.927....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-28 08:00:43
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 2017gig
Discoverer internal name: SMT17smz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:36:32.940 (9.137252) DEC = -30:34:55.42 (-30.58206)
Discovery date: 2017-08-23 17:32:38.000 (JD=2457989.2309954)

Remarks: Discovered on the citizen science project Supernova Sighting on Zooniverse by volunteers which include:HugoA.DurantiniLuca;John_M_Cummins;ElisabethB


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-23 17:32:38.000
Flux: 19.09 ABMag
Filter: r-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-17 18:01:26
Limiting flux: 20.51 ABMag
Filter: g-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Details of the new object can be viewed here: