Discovery certificate for object 2018byv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18851 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 15:48:11
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 2018byv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bhq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:33:38.660 (128.411083) DEC = -27:45:35.42 (-27.759839)
Discovery date: 2018-05-21 21:38:52 (JD=2458260.4019907)


Remarks: Blue transient on very faint red PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-21 21:38:52
Flux: 17.11 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-25 23:51:21
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/2018byv