Discovery certificate for object 2018lqn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 50681 [ 2019TNSTR2169....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-10-24 15:21:24
Sender: Ms. Ine Theunissen
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

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

IAU Designation: AT 2018lqn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:22:27.096 (230.6129) DEC = +26:22:11.28 (26.3698)
Discovery date: 2018-02-25 00:00:00.000 (JD=2458174.5)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J152227.12+262215.6
Host redshift: 0.080908

Remarks: This transient was first noticed by Ine Theunissen-Limpens on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/subjects/37390699. Richard Nowell also took part in the discussion.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-25 00:00:00.000
Flux: 18.83 ABMag
Filter: R-Cousins
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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