Discovery certificate for object 2012iu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 33007 [ 2019TNSTR.562....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-04-13 12:48:46
Sender: Ms. Melina Thévenot
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

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

IAU Designation: AT 2012iu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:10:28.920 (17.6205) DEC = +01:41:25.80 (1.6905)
Discovery date: 2012-09-25 05:47:57.000 (JD=2456195.7416319)

Potential host galaxy: IC 83
Host redshift: 0.044541

Remarks: This transient was first discussed by Ine Theunissen on the Galaxy Zoo website here:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2012-09-25 05:47:57.000
Flux: 19.907 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The g-band Apparent magnitude was calculated by Melina Thévenot using APT and reference star SDSS J011035.14+014145.8: An Absolute Magnitude of -16.42 was also calculated.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: