Discovery certificate for object 2018aru
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17681 [ 2018TNSTR.462....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-09 18:05:58
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: SN 2018aru
Discoverer internal name: C17-0059
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:22:18.821 (200.578421) DEC = -01:52:51.99 (-1.881108)
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 13:48:06.000 (JD=2458215.07508)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J132218.87-015251.4
Host redshift: 0.06

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 251573966, separation = 1.83"


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 13:48:06.000
Flux: 20.775 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in previous DECam images on JD 2458188. Not detected in archival SDSS or PS1 images.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: