Discovery certificate for object 2017np
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8075 [ 2019TNSTR.128....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-23 20:44:30
Date made public: 2019-01-23
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 2017np
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17np
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:33:40.690 (38.419541) DEC = +48:17:34.98 (48.293049)
Discovery date: 2017-01-18 03:43:12.000 (JD=2457771.655)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-18 03:43:12.000
Flux: 19.521 ABMag
Filter: I-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: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017np