Discovery certificate for object 2018luf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 87442 [ 2020TNSTR3251....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2020-10-25 12:40:40
Sender: Mr. Richard Nowell
Reporting Group: None     Discovery Data Source: None

Sam Deen report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018luf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:01:19.910 (240.332958) DEC = +26:04:34.60 (26.076278)
Discovery date: 2018-02-19 09:17:54.000 (JD=2458168.8874306)

Potential host galaxy: WISEA J160120.19+260439.3
Host redshift: 0.087825

Remarks: This transient was first posted by Sam Deen (username planetaryscience) on the Galaxy Zoo website here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/talk/1269/1203627?comment=2478153 .

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-19 09:17:54.000
Flux: 21.2 ABMag
Filter: z-Sloan
Instrument: DECAM
Telescope: CTIO - 4-m Victor M. Blanco Telescope

Remarks: The z-band Apparent magnitude was calculated by Sam Deen. A z-band Absolute magnitude of -16.7 was also calculated.

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2018luf