Discovery certificate for object 2017kn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7989 [ 2019TNSTR.107....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-17 20:11:37
Date made public: 2019-01-17
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Reporting Group: iPTF     Discovery Data Source: iPTF

M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao (Caltech), on behalf of iPTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017kn
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17kn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:54:19.070 (178.579458) DEC = +57:57:50.94 (57.964151)
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 13:01:55.000 (JD=2457771.0429977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-17 13:01:55.000
Flux: 18.765 ABMag
Filter: g-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: R-PTF
Instrument: CFH12k
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: