Discovery certificate for object 2018gkg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22738 [ 2018TNSTR1394....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-16 06:28:04
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 2018gkg
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18abwacbg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:26:41.294 (36.6720575) DEC = +06:52:11.07 (6.8697412)
Discovery date: 2018-09-14 09:56:09 (JD=2458375.9139931)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-14 09:56:09
Flux: 18.33 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-11 11:41:16
Limiting flux: 20.65 ABMag
Filter: r-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/2018gkg