Discovery certificate for object 2018dbc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19916 [ 2018TNSTR.915....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-02 21:09:29
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_Bot1)
Source Group: ZTF

C. Fremling (Caltech) on behalf of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018dbc
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18abcecfi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:21:24.311 (230.3512947) DEC = +69:36:22.63 (69.606287)
Discovery date: 2018-06-21 06:15:50 (JD=2458290.7609954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-21 06:15:50
Flux: 19.73 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-18 06:18:43
Limiting flux: 20.58 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


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