Discovery certificate for object 2017ob
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8087 [ 2019TNSTR.136....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-24 19:36:40
Date made public: 2019-01-24
Sender: iPTF (iPTF_Bot1)
Source Group: iPTF

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017ob
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17ob
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:40:44.026 (130.183443) DEC = +33:12:06.15 (33.201708)
Discovery date: 2017-01-18 11:00:57 (JD=2457771.9589931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-18 11:00:57
Flux: 19.947 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: