Discovery certificate for object 2018adf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17216 [ 2018TNSTR.330....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-10 14:37:03
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, A. Schultz, T. Lowe, J. Bulger (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota), D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast), A. Rest (STScI), B. E. Tucker (Mt Stromlo Observatory, ANU), G. Narayan (STScI), P. M. Garnavich (Notre Dame), S. Margheim (Gemini Observatory), D. Kasen (UCB/LBL), R. Olling, E. Shaya (University of Maryland) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018adf
Discoverer internal name: PS18kx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:18:42.773 (199.678222625) DEC = -00:45:33.00 (-0.759166714454)
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 12:21:36 (JD=2458186.015)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 12:21:36
Flux: 19.86 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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