Discovery certificate for object 2018etq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21370 [ 2018TNSTR1126....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-08 21:00:42
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: AT 2018etq
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18ablwpsj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:18:14.987 (259.5624452) DEC = -18:35:55.65 (-18.5987924)
Discovery date: 2018-08-08 04:04:48 (JD=2458338.67)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-08 04:04:48
Flux: 18.9 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-04 04:03:21
Limiting flux: 20.27 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/2018etq