Discovery certificate for object 2018elq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21106 [ 2018TNSTR1054....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-30 15:25:33
Sender: Mr. Malhar Raghunath Kendurkar
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

Malhar Raghunath Kendurkar report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018elq
Discoverer internal name: mrk3_2018
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:03:45.320 (240.938833) DEC = +53:38:35.78 (53.643272)
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 00:40:19.000 (JD=2458327.5279977)

Potential host galaxy: Unknown

Remarks: Possible new transient at RA -> 16:03:45.320, Dec -> +53:38:35.78


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 00:40:19.000
Flux: 18.95 VegaMag
Filter: L-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Observations are made using Slooh Observatories in Canary Island. Instruments <---> Telescope Type: Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope Manufacturer: PlaneWave Effective Aperture: 432mm (17") Focal Length: 2938mm (115.71") Native Focal Ratio: f/6.8 Focal Reducer: None Effective Focal Ratio: f/6.8 Camera Manufacturer: Finger Lakes Instruments Camera Model: PL16803 CCD Type: Kodak KAF-16803 Horizontal Resolution: 4096 Vertical Resolution: 4096 Delivered Horiz Resolution: 2048 Delivered Vert Resolution: 2048 Pixel Size: 9x9µm

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Object not visible in DSS Archival Data.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: