Discovery certificate for object 2018ecg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20808 [ 2018TNSTR1018....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-23 14:44:09
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: AT 2018ecg
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS18smc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:00:20.893 (0.0870527272727) DEC = -36:28:48.02 (-36.4800054545)
Discovery date: 2018-07-10 13:37:55 (JD=2458310.0679977)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-10 13:37:55
Flux: 19.217 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-06 14:11:02
Limiting flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Details of the new object can be viewed here: