Discovery certificate for object 2018is
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16560 [ 2018TNSTR..92....1V ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-20 15:35:08
Sender: DLT40 (DLT40_bot1)
Source Group: DLT40

S. Valenti, D.J.Sand, S Wyatt report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018is
Discoverer internal name: DLT18a
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:16:57.350 (199.238958) DEC = -16:37:04.43 (-16.617897)
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 15:25:55 (JD=2458139.1429977)

Potential host galaxy: NGC5054


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-20 15:25:55
Flux: 17.9792 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Prompt5 0.4m

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-27 02:25:26
Limiting flux: 14.7706 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Prompt5 0.4m

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