Discovery certificate for object 2018bay
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18014 [ 2018TNSTR.539....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-24 06:24:29
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_Bot1)
Source Group: ZTF

Ragnhild Lunnan, Francesco Taddia, Jesper Sollerman, Cristina Barbarino, Ariel Goobar (OKC), Christoffer Fremling, Mansi Kasliwal, Chris Cannella, Nadejda Blagorodnova, J. Don Neill, Richard Walters, Anna Ho, Lin Yan, Kevin Burdge (Caltech), Steve Schulze, Ofer Yaron, Avishay Gal-Yam, Yi Yang (Weizmann), Melissa Graham, V. Zach Golkhou, Eric Bellm (UW), Daniel Perley (LJMU) on behalf of ZTF report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018bay
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18aaimxdx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:44:08.860 (266.036917) DEC = +39:21:19.20 (39.355333)
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 09:07:12 (JD=2458218.88)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 09:07:12
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 12:43:12
Limiting flux: 20.27 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018bay