Discovery certificate for object 2018eq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16433 [ 2018TNSTR..45....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-12 19:37:48
Sender: Mr. Raffaele Belligoli
Source Group: ISSP

Raffaele Belligoli report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018eq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:43:15.770 (10.815708) DEC = +41:18:39.30 (41.310917)
Discovery date: 2018-01-12 17:22:33 (JD=2458131.2239931)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: R. Belligoli, Verona, Italy reports the discovery of an PNV by Raffaele Belligoli, Flavio Castellani, Claudio Marangoni and Fernando Marziali, in the course of the ISSP Italian Supernovae Search Project. The new object is located at RA 00 43 15.77 DEC +41 18 39.3 (equinox 2000.0) Offset 358E 153N. Apparent magnitude about 17.8 U in host Galaxy NGC224 (M31).

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-12 17:22:33
Flux: 17.8 STMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: The object is present in a couple of images taken at: 2018 01 12.7240 UT of 7500sec of 7500sec with a Moravian G4-9000 KAF CCD unfiltered (limiting magnitude = 20.5), from Monte Baldo Observatory (Ferrara di Monte Baldo, Verona, Italy), with 0.4m f.8 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Nothing is visible at this position on Aladin catalog.

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