Discovery certificate for object 2018ban
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17982 [ 2018TNSTR.532....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-23 20:38:01
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 2018ban
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bai
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:11:52.620 (47.96925) DEC = -48:43:53.58 (-48.73155)
Discovery date: 2018-04-20 10:36:28 (JD=2458228.9419907)


Remarks: blue transient on very faint DSS source and 20 arcsecs from galaxy APMUKS(BJ) B031017.28-485500.2

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-20 10:36:28
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-10 11:55:40
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/2018ban