Discovery certificate for object 2017gqw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13576 [ 2017TNSTR.987....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-09-10 06:10:57
Sender: Dr. Weikang Zheng
Source Group: LOSS

Nick Choksi, WeiKang Zheng and Alexei V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017gqw
Discoverer internal name: kait-17bw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:42:58.940 (10.745583) DEC = +41:26:27.20 (41.440889)
Discovery date: 2017-09-09 10:34:35 (JD=2458005.9406829)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: The object is confirmed at Sep. 10. 205 UT with mag ~17.2, which is about 1 mag brighter than the night before.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-09 10:34:35
Flux: 18.3 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-08 09:23:16
Limiting flux: 18.5 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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