Discovery certificate for object 2018bfu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18185 [ 2018TNSTR.589....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 00:50:27
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 2018bfu
Discoverer internal name: C17-0119
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:15:28.989 (198.870788) DEC = -13:19:32.36 (-13.325656)
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 12:50:28 (JD=2458233.03505)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J13152907-1319309
Host redshift: 0.045331

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212472446, separation: 1.73"

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 12:50:28
Flux: 20.469 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 2018-04-18

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