Discovery certificate for object 2018brs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18614 [ 2018TNSTR.634....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-14 22:11:16
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 2018brs
Discoverer internal name: C17-0161
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:34:40.966 (203.670692) DEC = -08:14:06.17 (-8.235047)
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 16:52:54 (JD=2458215.20341)


Remarks: Associated with K2 object 251811012 separation: 6.32". Target is past maximum.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 16:52:54
Flux: 21.311 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in i-band DECam imaging on 2018-03-11.

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