Discovery certificate for object 2018dct
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19972

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-04 13:47:45
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt, D. R. Young, M. Fulton, O. McBrien, D. O'Neill, P. Clark (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018dct
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS18rug
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:15:08.81 (243.786727273) DEC = +26:33:36.03 (26.5600072727)
Discovery date: 2018-07-04 09:48:57 (JD=2458303.9089931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-04 09:48:57
Flux: 18.454 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-30 10:19:12
Limiting flux: 19.1 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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