Discovery certificate for object 2018byf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18835 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 08:03:48
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 2018byf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bhj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:58:14.800 (284.561667) DEC = -33:58:09.05 (-33.969181)
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 03:36:00 (JD=2458257.65)


Remarks: Multiple brightenings of blue DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 03:36:00
Flux: 17.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 08:08:09
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/2018byf