Discovery certificate for object 2018pz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16805

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-09 03:58:07
Sender: Dr. Gautham Narayan

A. Rest (STScI), A. Zenteno(NOAO/CTIO), Giovanni Strampelli (STScI), B. E. Tucker (Mt Stromlo Observatory, ANU), P. M. Garnavich (Notre Dame), S. Margheim (Gemini Observatory), D. Kasen (UCB/LBL), R. Olling, E. Shaya (U Maryland), G. Narayan (STScI), A. Villar (CfA), F. Forster (U. de Chile), R. Mushotzky (UMD), R. Chris Smith (NOAO/CTIO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018pz
Discoverer internal name: C16-0064
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:40:10.63 (130.044308) DEC = +23:52:12.55 (23.870153)
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 17:03:17 (JD=2458144.21062)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J084010.52+235213.9
Host redshift: 0.044

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 212184937 separation: 1.96 arcsec. Previous forced photometry detections recovered on 20180123--25.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 17:03:17
Flux: 20.79 ABMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in PS1 imaging on 20180121 or in archival SDSS images.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: