Discovery Date: 2018-12-20 04:58:14 UTC
Discovery MJD: 58472.21
Disc g-Mag: 18.91±0.19
Latest Date: 2019-01-10 04:45:18 UTC
Latest MJD: 58493.20
Latest g-Mag: 19.83±0.16
Transient Name Server
The transient was discovered on 20th December 2018 at 04:58:04 (MJD 58472.21) by ZTF as ZTF18aczbkqp with a discovery magnitude of g = 18.91. It was subsequently classified as a LBV at z = 0.013.
Sherlock Contextual Classification
The transient is possibly associated with MCG%2B07-07-070; a J=13.52 mag galaxy found in the NED/SDSS/2MASS/LASR/PS1 catalogues. It's located 7.06 arcsec N, 0.13 arcsec E (1.7 Kpc) from the galaxy centre. A host z=0.013 implies a m - M = 33.75.
Difference Image Lightcurve
Access the data from this plot in the ZTF Alert Packet Data table below.