Discovery certificate for object 2018elk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21098 [ 2018TNSTR1058....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-30 03:49:44
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 2018elk
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18aavqdyq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:53:44.302 (268.4345901) DEC = +40:45:20.77 (40.7557691)
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 08:45:36 (JD=2458258.865)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 08:45:36
Flux: 20.62 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-17 10:55:12
Limiting flux: 20.77 ABMag
Filter: r-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/2018elk