Discovery certificate for object 2002mc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 49249 [ 2019TNSTR2055....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-10-10 15:47:12
Sender: Ms. Ine Theunissen
Source Group: None

Ine Theunissen-limpens report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2002mc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:40:16.397 (250.06832047) DEC = +29:53:33.63 (29.89267417)
Discovery date: 2002-05-08 05:54:23 (JD=2452402.7460995)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J164016.34+295330.3
Host redshift: 0.089

Remarks: This transient was first noticed on the Galaxy Zoo website by Ine Theunissen-limpens, in a thread started by participant SearcherPG (username) at this adress: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/35622867. Also taking part in the discussion were: Richard Nowell, Christine MacMillan and Claude Cornen.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2002-05-08 05:54:23
Flux: 19.54 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: SDSS-Spec
Telescope: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2002mc