Discovery certificate for object 2018pk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16788 [ 2018TNSTR.166....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-06 04:18:43
Sender: Dr. Lukasz Wyrzykowski
Source Group: OGLE

Lukasz Wyrzykowski report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018pk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:03:16.770 (75.819875) DEC = -60:10:17.20 (-60.171444)
Discovery date: 2018-02-05 02:28:20 (JD=2458154.60301)

Potential host galaxy: OGLE-GAL-LMC585.26-1165.993-2835.017

Remarks: late discovery of a transient 2.3'' away from the centre of a faint galaxy, light curve roughly flat, with sharp rise, probably SN IIP.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-05 02:28:20
Flux: 20.114 VegaMag
Filter: I-Cousins
Instrument: OGLEIV-Cam
Telescope: The 1.3 m OGLE Warsaw Telescope

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-16 05:10:46
Limiting flux: 22 VegaMag
Filter: I-Cousins
Instrument: OGLEIV-Cam
Telescope: The 1.3 m OGLE Warsaw Telescope


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