Discovery certificate for object 2018bfp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18180 [ 2018TNSTR.583....1R ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-06 23:37:16
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: SN 2018bfp
Discoverer internal name: C17-0116
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:24:38.217 (201.159237) DEC = -02:34:51.99 (-2.581108)
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 16:38:36.000 (JD=2458233.19348)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J132438.21-023450.3
Host redshift: 0.06

Remarks: Associated with K2 object 251542178 separation: 1.66"


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 16:38:36.000
Flux: 22.444 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Not detected in g-band DECam imaging on 2018-04-18

Details of the new object can be viewed here: