Discovery certificate for object 2018dbd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19917 [ 2018TNSTR.915....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-02 21:09:49
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_Bot1)
Reporting Group: ZTF     Discovery Data Source: ZTF

C. Fremling (Caltech) on behalf of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018dbd
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18abdbuty
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:52:47.347 (253.197279) DEC = +51:33:48.34 (51.5634271)
Discovery date: 2018-06-28 07:56:38.000 (JD=2458297.8309954)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-28 07:56:38.000
Flux: 19.27 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-24 08:23:59
Limiting flux: 20.04 ABMag
Filter: g-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Details of the new object can be viewed here: