Discovery certificate for object 2018rz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16866

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-12 10:52:14
Sender: Mr. Simone Leonini
Source Group: ISSP

Simone Leonini report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018rz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:27:11.440 (216.797667) DEC = -02:16:10.07 (-2.269464)
Discovery date: 2018-02-11 04:36:09 (JD=2458160.6917708)

Potential host galaxy: NGC5618

Remarks: Simone Leonini report the discovery by S. Leonini, M. Conti, P. Rosi and L.M. Tinjaca Ramirez of a PSN (Mag. 18.00CR - UCAC4 catalogue) in NGC5618 at Montarrenti Observatory, Siena, Italy (C88), in the course of Italian Supernovae Search Project using a 0.53m f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien telescope (+ Apogee Alta U47 CCD camera). No stellar source is visible at the position of the apparent supernova in our past images including one dated 12Th Jun 2017. No known minor planets or variable stars are marked in that position for the time of our observation. Confirmation image taken by Stu Parker on 12th Feb 2018 (UT 09:49:39 - Mag. 18.0CR) with T11 itelescope (0.50m - f/6.8) from Mayhill, New Mexico, USA

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-11 04:36:09
Flux: 18 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: 0.53m f/8.7

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-06-12 02:34:00
Limiting flux: 19.2 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: 0.53m f/8.7

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