Discovery certificate for object 2018dfy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20082 [ 2018TNSTR.960....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-11 07:03:29
Sender: Dr. Weikang Zheng
Source Group: LOSS

Jeremy D. Wayland, WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2018dfy
Discoverer internal name: kait-18ad
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:43:32.906 (325.8871103) DEC = +43:32:58.20 (43.5495011)
Discovery date: 2018-07-10 11:35:47 (JD=2458309.9831829)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 11801
Host redshift: 0.013519

Remarks: The object was confirmed by KAIT on July 11.281 with mag ~18.2, brightened for ~0.5 mag in one day, indicating it's a young SN if real.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-10 11:35:47
Flux: 18.7 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-07-07 11:49:55
Limiting flux: 19 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other


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