Discovery certificate for object 2018ffq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21753

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-19 17:08:04
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K. W. Smith, S. J. Smartt, D. R. Young, M. Fulton, O. McBrien, D. O'Neill, P. Clark (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018ffq
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS18txr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:17:49.159 (4.454831) DEC = -11:52:54.32 (-11.881756)
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 14:49:55 (JD=2458343.1179977)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-12 14:49:55
Flux: 18.95 ABMag
Filter: cyan-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-10 15:14:24
Limiting flux: 15.61 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


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