Discovery certificate for object 2018fhy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21828 [ 2018TNSTR1230....1K ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-22 06:34:35
Sender: Mr. Malhar Kendurkar
Source Group: GSNST

Malhar Kendurkar, Cedric Raguenaud report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018fhy
Discoverer internal name: GSNST 2018-ac
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:43:10.534 (10.793892) DEC = +41:16:56.71 (41.282419)
Discovery date: 2018-08-21 03:34:33 (JD=2458351.6489931)

Potential host galaxy: M31
Host redshift: -0.001

Remarks: Possible Nova near the nucleus of M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-21 03:34:33
Flux: 17.89 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Observations are made using Slooh Canary Island Observatory. 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

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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