Discovery certificate for object 2018dya
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20663 [ 2018TNSTR.983....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-15 15:20:32
Sender: Prof. Krzysztof Stanek
Source Group: ASAS-SN

K. Z. Stanek, for the ASAS-SN team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2018dya
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18pf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:41:46.462 (85.44359) DEC = -71:48:37.58 (-71.81044)
Discovery date: 2018-07-13 10:33:36 (JD=2458312.94)

Potential host galaxy: LMC

Remarks: In several epochs, fading, most likely a Nova in the LMC, there was a seasonal gap in the coverage

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-13 10:33:36
Flux: 13.3 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Cassius
Telescope: ASASSN-Cassius

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-27 22:33:36
Limiting flux: 16.5 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski


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