Discovery certificate for object 2018ka
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16608

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-23 20:26:30
Sender: Dr. Richard S Post
Source Group: POSS

J. Newton, R. Gagliano, R. Post, E. Weinberg, T. Puckett report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018ka
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:52:11.200 (163.046667) DEC = +58:26:24.60 (58.440167)
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 10:45:59 (JD=2458135.948611111)

Potential host galaxy: NGC3408
Host redshift: 0.03158


Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-17 10:45:59
Flux: 19.4 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: 610cm CDK with Apogee U230 at SRO, CA

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-29 11:20:51
Limiting flux: 21 ABMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: 610cm CDK with Apogee U230 at Mayhill, NM

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