Discovery certificate for object 2018bcg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18070 [ 2018TNSTR.558....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-28 01:40:45
Sender: Dr. Gautham Narayan
Source Group: 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: AT 2018bcg
Discoverer internal name: C17-0111
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:29:55.799 (202.482496) DEC = -09:47:39.58 (-9.794328)
Discovery date: 2018-04-17 16:07:45 (JD=2458226.17206)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J132959.22-094746.3

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212634882, separation: 2.43"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-17 16:07:45
Flux: 22.629 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in DECam g and i imaging on 20180414 or in archival PS1 imaging.

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