Discovery certificate for object 2017xk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8377 [ 2019TNSTR.163....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-29 13:23:50
Date made public: 2019-01-29
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 2017xk
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17xk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:11:20.963 (152.837344) DEC = +65:16:38.15 (65.277264)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:03:50.000 (JD=2457782.9609954)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:03:50.000
Flux: 19.53 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: