Discovery certificate for object 2018byd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18833 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 08:02:29
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 2018byd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bhh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:54:55.280 (118.730333) DEC = -50:02:09.89 (-50.036081)
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 15:17:16 (JD=2458257.1369907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 15:17:16
Flux: 17.51 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-17 23:22:33
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/2018byd