Discovery certificate for object 2017xf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8372 [ 2017TNSTR.461....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-29 13:19:58
Date made public: 2017-04-21
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 2017xf
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17xf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:45:39.123 (161.413012) DEC = +54:07:46.25 (54.129514)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:13:55.000 (JD=2457782.9679977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:13:55.000
Flux: 19.2033 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: