Discovery certificate for object 2018fip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21847 [ 2018TNSTR1245....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-23 09:26:06
Date made public: 2018-08-25
Sender: Prof. Vladimir Lipunov
Reporting Group: MASTER     Discovery Data Source: MASTER

Vladimir Lipunov report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018fip
Discoverer internal name: MASTER OT J165415.75-540239.27
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:54:15.750 (253.565625) DEC = -54:02:39.27 (-54.044242)
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 17:29:38.000 (JD=2458328.228912)

Remarks: GRB 180828A optical counterpart discovered by MASTER : GCN 23048, GCN23143


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 17:29:38.000
Flux: 14.5 Other
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Instrument: MASTER MASTER-SAAO robotic telescope (MASTER-Net:, Lipunov et al., 2010, Advances in Astronomy, vol. 2010, 30L) located in South African Astronomical Observatory PI: Prof.Lipunov Units: MASTER unfiltered (clear) photometry is calibrated by USNO-B1 as: W=0.2B+0.8R R2,B2 (in their absenсe :R1,B1)

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: MASTER archival images

Details of the new object can be viewed here: