Discovery certificate for object 2018kag
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 26513 [ 2018TNSTR1938....1B ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-12-17 14:13:21
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Reporting Group: ASAS-SN     Discovery Data Source: ASAS-SN

J. Brimacombe, K. Z. Stanek, for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018kag
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18abt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:55:48.398 (133.95166) DEC = +03:38:28.10 (3.64114)
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 01:40:48.000 (JD=2458469.57)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J085548.84+033827.9
Host redshift: 0.027209

Remarks: Confirmed via follow-up imaging


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-12-17 01:40:48.000
Flux: 17.2 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Payne-Gaposchkin
Telescope: ASASSN-Payne-Gaposchkin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-12-16 05:02:24
Limiting flux: 18 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Details of the new object can be viewed here: