Discovery certificate for object 2018agl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17324 [ 2018TNSTR.349....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-16 01:06:28
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 2018agl
Discoverer internal name: C17-0012
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:47:49.391 (206.955796) DEC = -03:19:03.24 (-3.317567)
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 21:04:47.000 (JD=2458186.37833)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J134749.66-031902.8
Host redshift: 0.198

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212865524, separation = 3.90"


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 21:04:47.000
Flux: 21.9 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

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

Details of the new object can be viewed here: