Discovery certificate for object 2018uv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16942 [ 2018TNSTR.216....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-14 23:55:20
Sender: Prof. Gautham Narayan
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

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 2018uv
Discoverer internal name: C16-0051
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:05:55.915 (136.482979) DEC = +13:25:05.68 (13.418244)
Discovery date: 2018-01-24 18:03:11.000 (JD=2458143.25222)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J090555.64+132458.8
Host redshift: 0.177

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 211519691, separation: 8.01 arcsec. Did not trigger during initial image processing, but was recovered on reprocessing. Object is past maximum and fading, but AT reported for completeness.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-24 18:03:11.000
Flux: 22.133 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 imaging.

Details of the new object can be viewed here: