Discovery certificate for object 2017hbk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13901 [ 2017TNSTR1066....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-04 09:48:02
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017hbk
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17lfj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:53:27.658 (238.36524375) DEC = +68:17:54.63 (68.29850875)
Discovery date: 2017-09-18 06:17:16.000 (JD=2458014.7619907)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-09-18 06:17:16.000
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-16 06:20:09
Limiting flux: 18.43 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: