Discovery certificate for object 2017wu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8361 [ 2017TNSTR.492....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-29 09:50:31
Date made public: 2017-04-28
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 2017wu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17wu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:46:21.119 (86.587994) DEC = +65:05:04.27 (65.08452)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 05:52:48 (JD=2457782.745)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 05:52:48
Flux: 19.6057 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/2017wu