Discovery certificate for object 2018bft
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18184 [ 2018TNSTR.589....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 00:44:36
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: SN 2018bft
Discoverer internal name: C17-0118
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:53:19.146 (208.329775) DEC = -04:51:31.87 (-4.858853)
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 14:44:26 (JD=2458241.1142)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J135319.28-045134.6
Host redshift: 0.063

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212821494 separation: 3.47"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 14:44:26
Flux: 19.826 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 i-band imaging on 2018-04-25

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