Discovery certificate for object 2018akx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17463 [ 2018TNSTR.384....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-23 16:04:22
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Source Group: ASAS-SN

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

IAU Designation: AT 2018akx
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18gb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:03:23.225 (150.84677) DEC = -26:10:55.85 (-26.18218)
Discovery date: 2018-03-22 18:28:48 (JD=2458200.27)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 3109
Host redshift: 0.001431

Remarks: In several chips and epochs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-22 18:28:48
Flux: 17.5 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Payne-Gaposchkin
Telescope: ASASSN-Payne-Gaposchkin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-20 22:07:40
Limiting flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Payne-Gaposchkin
Telescope: ASASSN-Payne-Gaposchkin


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