Discovery certificate for object 2017yi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8402 [ 2017TNSTR.131....1V ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-30 17:59:55
Sender: Dr. Blaz Mikuz
Source Group: PIKA

J. Vales report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017yi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:59:27.360 (44.864) DEC = +14:47:57.30 (14.79925)
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 17:25:10 (JD=2457783.2258102)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J02592769+1447417


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-29 17:25:10
Flux: 17.3 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Supernova was discovered by J. Vales at Crni Vrh Observatory on four unfiltered CCD images, taken on 2017 January 29.726-29.772 UT with the 60-cm f/3.3 Cichocki reflector in the course of the Comet and Asteroid Search Program (PIKA).

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017yi