Discovery certificate for object 2017yu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8417 [ 2019TNSTR.174....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-31 12:15:38
Date made public: 2019-01-31
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 2017yu
Discoverer internal name: iPTF17yu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:52:21.312 (178.088802) DEC = +54:10:48.99 (54.180275)
Discovery date: 2017-01-31 11:42:43 (JD=2457784.9879977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-31 11:42:43
Flux: 18.999 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2017yu