Discovery certificate for object 2018bdz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18127 [ 2018TNSTR.569....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-02 19:19:17
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 2018bdz
Discoverer internal name: C17-0110
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:37:33.228 (204.38845) DEC = -01:14:22.85 (-1.239681)
Discovery date: 2018-04-13 13:06:29 (JD=2458222.04618)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J133733.14-011422.9
Host redshift: 0.08

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 251603728, separation: 1.90"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-13 13:06:29
Flux: 21.57 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in DECam imaging on 2018-04-07.

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