Discovery certificate for object 2018bda
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18096 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:05:35
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 2018bda
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:20:12.870 (95.053625) DEC = -20:29:46.82 (-20.496339)
Discovery date: 2018-04-26 15:37:26 (JD=2458235.1509954)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy LEDA 840959

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-26 15:37:26
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 18:11:31
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/2018bda