Discovery certificate for object 2018bal
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17980 [ 2018TNSTR.532....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-23 20:35:55
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 2018bal
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bag
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:21:44.010 (110.433375) DEC = -42:51:19.91 (-42.855531)
Discovery date: 2018-04-20 05:24:00 (JD=2458228.725)


Remarks: blue transient near faint DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-20 05:24:00
Flux: 18.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 06:11:31
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/2018bal