Discovery certificate for object 2018ayb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17894 [ 2018TNSTR.523....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-21 11:03:10
Sender: Pan-STARRS1 (PS1_Bot1)
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, A. Schultz, T. Lowe, J. Bulger (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright (University of Minnesota), D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018ayb
Discoverer internal name: PS18pk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:24:48.559 (246.202328327) DEC = +02:44:10.34 (2.73620606131)
Discovery date: 2018-04-13 14:15:21 (JD=2458222.0939931)


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-13 14:15:21
Flux: 20.48 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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