Discovery certificate for object 2017kaf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16879 [ 2018TNSTR.198....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-12 12:00:02
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017kaf
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS18lzz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:37:48.045 (249.450185455) DEC = -32:18:55.22 (-32.3153390909)
Discovery date: 2017-10-03 04:58:04 (JD=2458029.7069907)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-03 04:58:04
Flux: 15.712 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: