Discovery certificate for object 2017jf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7948 [ 2017TNSTR..60....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-16 02:26:02
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, L. Denneau, B. Stalder, A. Heinze, A. Sherstyuk (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 2017jf
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17aik
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:20:59.823 (245.249261667) DEC = +52:59:41.93 (52.99498)
Discovery date: 2017-01-09 14:49:55 (JD=2457763.1179977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-09 14:49:55
Flux: 18.45 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-13 05:54:14
Limiting flux: 18.5 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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