Discovery certificate for object 2017ifs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14776 [ 2017TNSTR1262....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-16 19:17:05
Sender: George Carey
Source Group: None

George Carey report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017ifs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:43:04.200 (10.7675) DEC = +41:15:15.70 (41.254361)
Discovery date: 2017-11-16 18:09:38 (JD=2458074.2566898)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: The object is on 4 consecutive images, each 600 seconds with 0.20m reflector. There are no previous novae in M31 at this location.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-16 18:09:38
Flux: 15.4 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Magnitude measured at 15.4 using Astrometrica

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-12 21:20:09
Limiting flux: 19 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

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