Discovery certificate for object 2018aep
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17264 [ 2018TNSTR.333....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-11 18:44:49
Sender: Dr. Gautham Narayan
Source Group: 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 2018aep
Discoverer internal name: C17-0008
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:12:34.451 (198.143546) DEC = -12:42:52.34 (-12.714539)
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 19:24:03 (JD=2458184.30837)


Remarks: Associated with K2 object 251811567, separation=1.86"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 19:24:03
Flux: 21.61 ABMag
Filter: I-Cousins
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

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

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018aep