Discovery certificate for object 2018bdb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18097 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:07:24
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 2018bdb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:09:53.880 (77.4745) DEC = -27:51:13.97 (-27.853881)
Discovery date: 2018-04-26 09:18:43 (JD=2458234.8879977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy GALEXASC J050953.94-275111.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-26 09:18:43
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-17 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/2018bdb