Discovery certificate for object 2018bwq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18783 [ 2018TNSTR.698....1M ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-23 02:27:25
Sender: SkyMapper (smt_bot)
Reporting Group: SkyMapper     Discovery Data Source: SkyMapper

A. Moller, B. Tucker, P. Armstrong, C. Bray, S. Chang, C. Onken, R. Ridden-Harper, A. Ruiter, G. Taylor (Australian National University) on behalf of SkyMapper Transient Survey report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018bwq
Discoverer internal name: SMT18iy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:29:11.765 (322.29902) DEC = -29:09:46.19 (-29.16283)
Discovery date: 2018-05-13 15:34:33.000 (JD=2458252.1489931)

Remarks: Discovered on the citizen science project Supernova Sighting on Zooniverse by volunteers which include:Mandoku;BarbLong;HaydenRoberts


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-13 15:34:33.000
Flux: 19.32 ABMag
Filter: r-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-14 16:52:19
Limiting flux: 20.03 ABMag
Filter: g-SM-SkyMapper
Instrument: SM-WFCam
Telescope: SkyMapper wide-field survey telescope

Details of the new object can be viewed here: