Discovery certificate for object 2017yb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8394 [ 2017TNSTR.130....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-30 01:42:03
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017yb
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17ard
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:53:24.404 (43.3516844444) DEC = +15:46:05.61 (15.7682244444)
Discovery date: 2017-01-24 06:54:43 (JD=2457777.7879977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-24 06:54:43
Flux: 18.62 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-16 07:40:48
Limiting flux: 19.16 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: