Discovery certificate for object 2018gep
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22559 [ 2018TNSTR1357....1H ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-11 13:58:51
Sender: Anna Ho
Source Group: ZTF

Anna Ho (Caltech), Steve Schulze (WIS), Daniel Perley (LJMU), Scott Adams (Caltech) Jackob den Brok (ETH), Nikita Kamraj (Caltech), Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech), Michael Koss (UW Seattle), Daniel Stern (JPL), on behalf of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018gep
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18abukavn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:43:48.222 (250.950926) DEC = +41:02:43.37 (41.04538)
Discovery date: 2018-09-09 03:55:17 (JD=2458370.6634)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J164348.22+410243.3
Host redshift: 0.033


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-09 03:55:17
Flux: 20.48 Other
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: r-ZTF mag

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-09 03:22:45
Limiting flux: 20.47 Other
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Remarks: r-ZTF mag

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