Discovery certificate for object 2018bbb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18018 [ 2018TNSTR.538....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-24 06:41:15
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 2018bbb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18baj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:54:22.980 (253.59575) DEC = +47:09:54.32 (47.165089)
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 06:14:24 (JD=2458229.76)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J165423.08+470955.5

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 06:14:24
Flux: 18.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-14 07:10:33
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/2018bbb