Discovery certificate for object 2018bbd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18020 [ 2018TNSTR.538....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-24 07:11:19
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 2018bbd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bal
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:47:02.210 (86.759208) DEC = -43:59:26.92 (-43.990811)
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 15:20:09 (JD=2458230.1389931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J05470200-4359258, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 15:20:09
Flux: 18.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-16 11:54:14
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/2018bbd