Discovery certificate for object 2018akj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17449 [ 2018TNSTR.376....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 18:42:37
Sender: Andrew Drake
Source Group: SNHunt

Mirco Villi with CRTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018akj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:27:11.328 (186.7972) DEC = -07:41:48.48 (-7.6968)
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 07:33:42 (JD=2458198.8150694)

Potential host galaxy: MCG -01-32-011
Host redshift: 0.0293


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 07:33:42
Flux: 18.9 ABMag
Filter: V-crts-CRTS
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: MLS 10K CCD

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-27 07:45:08
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: V-crts-CRTS
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: MLS 10K CCD.

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