Discovery certificate for object 2018aee
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17249 [ 2018TNSTR.333....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-11 18:15:27
Sender: Prof. Gautham Narayan
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

A. Rest (STScI), A. Zenteno(NOAO/CTIO), Giovanni Strampelli (STScI), B. E. Tucker (Mt Stromlo Observatory, ANU), P. M. Garnavich (Notre Dame), S. Margheim (Gemini Observatory), D. Kasen (UCB/LBL), R. Olling, E. Shaya (U Maryland), G. Narayan (STScI), A. Villar (CfA), F. Forster (U. de Chile), R. Mushotzky (UMD), R. Chris Smith (NOAO/CTIO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018aee
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:19:46.585 (199.944104) DEC = -08:25:37.64 (-8.427122)
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 19:16:35.000 (JD=2458184.30319)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J131946.88-082534.4

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 229227336, separation = 5.14"


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 19:16:35.000
Flux: 20.34 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not present in archival PS1 imaging

Details of the new object can be viewed here: