Discovery certificate for object 2018ard
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17662 [ 2018TNSTR.459....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-08 14:04:21
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: SN 2018ard
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18hg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:31:19.637 (202.83182) DEC = -33:13:53.62 (-33.23156)
Discovery date: 2018-04-08 06:43:12 (JD=2458216.78)

Potential host galaxy: WINGS J133119.62-331354.0

Remarks: In many epochs, very faint, unknown redshift host; another galaxy with z=0.053270 is less than 1 arcmin away

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-08 06:43:12
Flux: 17.5 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-24 02:38:24
Limiting flux: 18.4 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski


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