Discovery certificate for object 2018ec
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16413 [ 2018TNSTR..41....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-11 15:09:42
Sender: Dr. Erkki Kankare
Source Group: SUNBIRD

Erkki Kankare report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018ec
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:27:50.770 (156.961542) DEC = -43:54:06.30 (-43.90175)
Discovery date: 2018-01-03 09:36:00 (JD=2458121.9)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 3256
Host redshift: 0.009354


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-03 09:36:00
Flux: 15.1 VegaMag
Filter: K-Bessel
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Instrument VLT-UT4 - HAWK-I/GRAAL

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2003-01-23 04:48:00
Limiting flux: 20 VegaMag
Filter: K-Bessel
Instrument: Sofi
Telescope: The ESO New Technology Telescope


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