Discovery certificate for object 2018bcq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18083 [ 2018TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-29 16:11:30
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 2018bcq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bba
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:48:50.560 (327.210667) DEC = -02:06:23.29 (-2.106469)
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 19:30:43 (JD=2458233.3129977)


Remarks: candidate CV, blue transient coincident with CSS120921:214851-020623

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 19:30:43
Flux: 16.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-07 19:22:04
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/2018bcq