Discovery certificate for object 2018byc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18832 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 08:01:40
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: GaiaAlerts

A. Delgado, D. Harrison, S. Hodgkin, M. van Leeuwen, G. Rixon, A. Yoldas (University of Cambridge), on behalf of Gaia Alerts team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018byc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bhg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:31:30.680 (157.877833) DEC = -76:27:07.85 (-76.452181)
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 08:51:21 (JD=2458257.8689931)


Remarks: hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 08:51:21
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-10 11:00:57
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


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