Discovery certificate for object 2018gqg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22934 [ 2018TNSTR1408....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-18 21:07:54
Sender: Dr. Weikang Zheng
Reporting Group: LOSS     Discovery Data Source: LOSS

Jeremy D. Wayland, WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018gqg
Discoverer internal name: kait-18an
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:40:36.144 (10.1506004) DEC = +41:38:49.93 (41.6472015)
Discovery date: 2018-09-17 10:53:12.000 (JD=2458378.9536111)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: The object was confirmed in a co-add of 8 images taken from Sep. 03rd to Sep. 17th 2018 at mag ~19.4, as well as a co-add of 13 images taken from Aug. 10th to Aug. 30th 2018 at mag ~19.7.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-17 10:53:12.000
Flux: 19.2 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-29 05:01:46
Limiting flux: 18.9 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Details of the new object can be viewed here: