Discovery certificate for object 2018bbg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18028 [ 2018TNSTR.538....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-24 13:13:16
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 2018bbg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bao
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:26:07.650 (126.531875) DEC = -26:10:05.02 (-26.168061)
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 17:47:02 (JD=2458230.2409954)


Remarks: blue Gaia source brightens by 0.2 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-21 17:47:02
Flux: 18.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-25 12:02:52
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/2018bbg