Discovery certificate for object 2018abo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17166 [ 2018TNSTR.309....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-07 19:27:42
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Reporting Group: ASAS-SN     Discovery Data Source: ASAS-SN

S. Kiyota, J. Brimacombe, I. Cruz, D. Trapett, K. Z. Stanek, for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018abo
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18ex
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:51:59.918 (177.99966) DEC = +09:42:12.38 (9.70344)
Discovery date: 2018-02-26 07:12:00.000 (JD=2458175.8)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J11515984+0942111
Host redshift: 0.050822

Remarks: In several epochs, nuclear transient, so could also be a TDE


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-26 07:12:00.000
Flux: 18.2 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-21 08:09:36
Limiting flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Leavitt
Telescope: ASASSN-Leavitt

Details of the new object can be viewed here: