Discovery certificate for object 2017vd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8301 [ 2017TNSTR.120....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-28 14:45:04
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017vd
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17apt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:26:41.793 (21.6741366667) DEC = +30:13:30.27 (30.2250746667)
Discovery date: 2017-01-16 05:16:48.000 (JD=2457769.72)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-16 05:16:48.000
Flux: 18.55 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-16 04:50:52
Limiting flux: 17.82 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/2017vd