Discovery certificate for object 2017va
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8298 [ 2017TNSTR.120....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-28 14:45:04
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 (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017va
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17apn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:27:19.369 (6.83070555556) DEC = +08:51:40.34 (8.86120444444)
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 05:24:00 (JD=2457776.725)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-23 05:24:00
Flux: 18.11 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-11 05:19:40
Limiting flux: 18.38 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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