Discovery certificate for object 2018ais
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17398 [ 2018TNSTR.360....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-18 13:46:44
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Reporting Group: ASAS-SN     Discovery Data Source: ASAS-SN

K. Z. Stanek, for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018ais
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18fn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:38:47.047 (174.69603) DEC = -33:10:02.57 (-33.16738)
Discovery date: 2018-03-17 22:19:12 (JD=2458195.43)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J11384720-3310063
Host redshift: 0.035658

Remarks: In several epochs, nuclear source, so could also be a TDE


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-17 22:19:12
Flux: 17.4 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Payne-Gaposchkin
Telescope: ASASSN-Payne-Gaposchkin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-10 02:24:00
Limiting flux: 17.7 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Details of the new object can be viewed here: