Discovery certificate for object 2017wj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8350 [ 2017TNSTR.151....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-29 09:04:22
Date made public: 2017-02-03
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 2017wj
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17wj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:24:08.954 (111.037307) DEC = +39:51:43.62 (39.862117)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 08:23:59.000 (JD=2457782.8499884)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 08:23:59.000
Flux: 18.8684 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: