Discovery certificate for object 2018so
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16882 [ 2018TNSTR.198....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-12 20:37:39
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ATLAS     Discovery Data Source: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt, M. Fulton, O. McBrien (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018so
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS18maw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:44:43.139 (251.179745) DEC = -40:03:19.22 (-40.05534)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 15:27:21.000 (JD=2458159.1439931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 15:27:21.000
Flux: 12.88 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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