Discovery certificate for object 2017hbj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13900

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-04 09:02:29
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

Stuart Parker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017hbj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:31:07.68 (67.782) DEC = -63:19:11.10 (-63.31975)
Discovery date: 2017-10-03 01:31:41 (JD=2458029.563669)

Potential host galaxy: ESO-084-G-020

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (red mag 16) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag 18.5) taken by himself with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search.Which is 4W"and 14N"of the nucleus of the galaxy ESO-084-G-020 (PGC15367)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-03 01:31:41
Flux: 16 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: clearly seen.

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-22 10:27:08
Limiting flux: 18.5 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: nothing visible

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