Discovery certificate for object 2018bfy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18190 [ 2018TNSTR.594....1F ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 07:39:25
Sender: ZTF (ZTF_Bot1)
Source Group: ZTF

C. Fremling (Caltech), K. Taggart (LJMU) on behalf of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018bfy
Discoverer internal name: ZTF18aajrutf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:49:55.899 (252.4829114) DEC = +53:57:13.70 (53.9538052)
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 09:07:12 (JD=2458222.88)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 09:07:12
Flux: 18.7 ABMag
Filter: r-ZTF
Instrument: ZTF-Cam
Telescope: Palomar 1.2m Oschin

Last non-detection:
Archival info: Other
Remarks: Non existent in SDSS/PS1

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