Discovery certificate for object 2018vv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16972

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-17 11:52:15
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

Stuart Parker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018vv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:49:37.23 (72.405125) DEC = -53:54:23.20 (-53.906444)
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 12:20:04 (JD=2458158.0139352)

Potential host galaxy: ESO-158 G 07

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (red mag18) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag 18.5) taken by himself with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search.Which is 1E"and 14N"of the nucleus of the galaxy ESO-158-G-07 (PGC16098)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-08 12:20:04
Flux: 18 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 01:09:20
Limiting flux: 18.5 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Possible that it is visible mag 18.5

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