Discovery certificate for object 2017yj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8403 [ 2019TNSTR.170....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-30 18:43:01
Date made public: 2019-01-30
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 2017yj
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17yj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:51:01.468 (117.756116) DEC = +29:14:18.57 (29.238492)
Discovery date: 2017-01-30 09:04:19.000 (JD=2457783.8779977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-30 09:04:19.000
Flux: 19.017 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: