Discovery certificate for object 2018dzv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20724 [ 2018TNSTR.993....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-17 16:15:47
Sender: Prof. Gautham Narayan
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

E. Shaya (U Maryland), D. Muthukrishna (Cambridge), A. Rest (STScI), A. Zenteno (NOAO/CTIO), B. E. Tucker (Mt Stromlo Observatory, ANU), P. M. Garnavich (Notre Dame), S. Margheim (Gemini Observatory), D. Kasen (UCB/LBL), R. Olling (U Maryland), G. Narayan (STScI), R. Mushotzky (U Maryland) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018dzv
Discoverer internal name: KSN2017N
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:45:04.000 (131.266667) DEC = +13:53:20.00 (13.888889)
Discovery date: 2018-06-26 00:00:00.000 (JD=2458295.5)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J084503.62+135319.5
Host redshift: 0.159

Remarks: We report the discovery of a very fast-evolving transient in K2 C16, coincident with QSO EPIC 211553428. Additional PS1 detections confirm the source. If any additional observations of this object are available, please contact the authors on this report for possible collaboration.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-26 00:00:00.000
Flux: 19 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Remarks: Detected peak in K2 imaging using the Kp band. Flux is ~40% higher than the background level. Also detected in PS1.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in archival SDSS.

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