Discovery certificate for object 2018lqg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 46042 [ 2019TNSTR1730....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-09-04 10:15:18
Sender: Mr. Richard Nowell
Source Group: None

Ine Theunissen-Limpens report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018lqg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:22:54.144 (245.7256) DEC = +14:21:00.00 (14.35)
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 03:36:43 (JD=2458256.6504977)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J162254.51+142100.8
Host redshift: 0.051246

Remarks: This transient was first observed by Ine Theunissen on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/35622636.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 03:36:43
Flux: 19.68 ABMag
Filter: R-Cousins
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The r-band Apparent magnitude was calculated by Richard Nowell using APT and reference star: SDSS J162258.52+142032.4 http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr14/en/tools/explore/Summary.aspx?id=1237665549439926864. An r-band Absolute magnitude of -17.06 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/2018lqg