Discovery certificate for object 2017yk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8404

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-31 00:21:02
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 2017yk
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17asj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:44:31.772 (146.13238375) DEC = -12:18:29.59 (-12.30821875)
Discovery date: 2017-01-26 11:55:40 (JD=2457779.9969907)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-26 11:55:40
Flux: 19.02 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-01-18 13:42:14
Limiting flux: 18.71 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: