Discovery certificate for object 2017nk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8070 [ 2017TNSTR..89....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-23 18:49:26
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Source Group: ASAS-SN

J. Brimacombe, K. Z. Stanek, for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017nk
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-17bd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:59:18.480 (239.827) DEC = +13:36:51.26 (13.61424)
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 14:38:24 (JD=2457777.11)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J15591858+1336487
Host redshift: 0.034554

Remarks: Confirmed by J. Brimacombe

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 14:38:24
Flux: 17.3 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-16 15:36:00
Limiting flux: 17.6 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus


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