Discovery certificate for object 2018vy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16976 [ 2018TNSTR.239....1S ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-18 04:27:26
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 2018vy
Discoverer internal name: ASASSN-18dc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:09:13.121 (47.30467) DEC = -06:17:15.29 (-6.28758)
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 01:12:00 (JD=2458166.55)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J030913.07-061711.6
Host redshift: 0.088332

Remarks: In two epochs

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-17 01:12:00
Flux: 17.9 ABMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: Paczynski
Telescope: ASASSN-Paczynski

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-12 05:31:12
Limiting flux: 18.3 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: Brutus
Telescope: ASASSN-Brutus


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