Discovery certificate for object 2018lqb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 41917 [ 2019TNSTR1217....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-07-19 08:54:23
Sender: Ms. Melina Thévenot
Source Group: None

Ine Theunissen, Melina Thévenot report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018lqb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:51:30.360 (237.8765) DEC = +17:39:29.16 (17.6581)
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 07:25:20 (JD=2458196.8092593)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J15513049+1739262
Host redshift: 0.082466

Remarks: The transient was first discovered by Ine Theunissen on the galaxy zoo website, see also here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/1268/1059360

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 07:25:20
Flux: 20.2 ABMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: Apparent Magnitude was calculated with SDSS J155133.51+173937.3 http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr14/en/tools/explore/Summary.aspx?id=1237665549436321957 using the Aperture Photometry Tool by Melina Thévenot. An Absolute Magnitude of -17.6 was also calculated

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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