Discovery certificate for object 2018ie
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16544 [ 2018TNSTR..85....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-18 22:05:17
Sender: Dr. Weikang Zheng
Source Group: LOSS

Kevin Tang, WeiKang Zheng and Alexei V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018ie
Discoverer internal name: kait-18A
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:54:01.060 (163.504417) DEC = -16:01:21.40 (-16.022611)
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 12:06:10 (JD=2458137.0042824)

Potential host galaxy: NGC 3456


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-18 12:06:10
Flux: 16.8 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-02 10:20:38
Limiting flux: 16.8 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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