Discovery certificate for object 2002md
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 51835 [ 2019TNSTR2278....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-11-05 10:28:04
Sender: Ms. Ine Theunissen
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

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

IAU Designation: AT 2002md
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:35:28.375 (143.868230496) DEC = +09:10:39.47 (9.177631861)
Discovery date: 2002-12-14 10:53:02 (JD=2452622.9534954)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J093527.97+091035.9
Host redshift: 0.128

Remarks: This transient was first observed by Ine Theunissen on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/37833682. Richard Nowell also took part in the discussion. In the SDSS database, the transient is categorised as a star. However, in a later survey DECaLS, no star is visible.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2002-12-14 10:53:02
Flux: 19.62 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/2002md