Discovery certificate for object 2018aeq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17265 [ 2018TNSTR.333....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-11 18:48:46
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 2018aeq
Discoverer internal name: C17-0009
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:33:52.867 (203.470279) DEC = -07:12:29.84 (-7.208289)
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 20:59:48 (JD=2458184.37487)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J133352.66-071229.6

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212741607, separation=2.96"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 20:59:48
Flux: 20.96 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
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/2018aeq