Discovery certificate for object 2018bcn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18080 [ 2018TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-29 16:08:33
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 2018bcn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bax
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:34:03.650 (23.515208) DEC = -31:16:31.30 (-31.275361)
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 20:29:45 (JD=2458233.3539931)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 6dFGS gJ013403.7-311633

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 20:29:45
Flux: 18.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-02 18:02:52
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/2018bcn