Discovery certificate for object 2003mi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 68972 [ 2020TNSTR1145....1E ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-04-27 12:55:04
Sender: Mr. Richard Nowell
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

Yannis F. A. Epitropoulos report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2003mi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:08:51.038 (227.21266) DEC = +06:58:10.42 (6.96956)
Discovery date: 2003-04-27 05:40:15.000 (JD=2452756.7362847)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J150850.70+065808.8
Host redshift: 0.074882

Remarks: This transient was first observed by Yannis F. A. Epitropoulos (username QuadSun) on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/1269/1203627?comment=2221936. Ine Theunissen also took part in the discussion.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2003-04-27 05:40:15.000
Flux: 20.72 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: SDSS-Spec
Telescope: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Remarks: The r-band Apparent magnitude was calculated by Richard Nowell using APT and reference star: SDSS J150853.38+065746.9 http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr14/en/tools/explore/Summary.aspx?id=1237662236947906646. The r-band Absolute magnitude of -16.88 was also calculated.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2003mi