Discovery certificate for object 2018bfa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18158 [ 2018TNSTR.579....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 16:41:32
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 2018bfa
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18jk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:15:30.226 (153.87594) DEC = -72:42:37.01 (-72.71028)
Discovery date: 2018-05-05 00:43:12 (JD=2458243.53)


Remarks: Anonymous galaxy possibly nearby in red DSS band, transient present in several epochs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-05 00:43:12
Flux: 16.8 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-20 03:36:00
Limiting flux: 18.6 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/2018bfa