Discovery certificate for object 2017ixb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15329 [ 2017TNSTR1402....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-13 23:28:02
Sender: Mr. Roberto De Lorenzo
Source Group: None

Roberto De Lorenzo report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017ixb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:11:15.360 (32.814) DEC = +37:29:48.30 (37.49675)
Discovery date: 2017-12-13 21:18:00 (JD=2458101.3875)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 841

Remarks: Roberto De Lorenzo reports the discovery of a possible supernova (mag about 17.0 V, unfiltered). The PSN is visible on several images (limiting magnitude about 18.2) taken at 2017 12 13.88 UT from MPC K82. The new object is located at A.R. = 02h 11m 15.36s, Decl. = +37° 29’ 48.3” (equinox 2000.0, astrometry with respect to UCAC-4 catalogue) which is 24 arcsec west and 2 arcsec south of the center of Galaxy NGC 841. Checked Minor Planet Center for asteroids and VSX for variable stars.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-13 21:18:00
Flux: 17 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Telescope Newton 0.25m f/4.8

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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