Discovery certificate for object 2017gy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7870 [ 2019TNSTR..47....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-08 18:30:05
Date made public: 2019-01-08
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Source Group: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017gy
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17gy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:06:51.228 (181.713448) DEC = +77:22:22.36 (77.372877)
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 11:00:57 (JD=2457761.9589931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-08 11:00:57
Flux: 19.788 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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