Discovery certificate for object 2018ect
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20826 [ 2018TNSTR1032....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-25 01:44:50
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 2018ect
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18abilofa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:35:08.395 (338.7849808) DEC = +17:23:20.66 (17.3890712)
Discovery date: 2018-07-20 09:59:02 (JD=2458319.9159954)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-20 09:59:02
Flux: 19.33 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-17 09:57:36
Limiting flux: 20.75 ABMag
Filter: g-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/2018ect