Discovery certificate for object 2018bdc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18098 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:09:47
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 2018bdc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:15:11.900 (108.799583) DEC = -04:37:17.58 (-4.62155)
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 16:00:28 (JD=2458237.1669907)


Remarks: hostless blue Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 16:00:28
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 00:18:43
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/2018bdc