Discovery certificate for object 2017xu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8387 [ 2019TNSTR.163....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-29 14:08:30
Date made public: 2019-01-29
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 2017xu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17xu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:20:38.856 (170.1619) DEC = +52:37:30.39 (52.625107)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:34:04 (JD=2457782.9819907)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 11:34:04
Flux: 19.368 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/2017xu