Discovery certificate for object 2018bde
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18100 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:12:23
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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: SN 2018bde
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:14:33.340 (348.638917) DEC = -24:56:14.64 (-24.9374)
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 08:02:24.000 (JD=2458236.835)


Remarks: blue transient near UV source GALEXASC J231433.35-245614.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 08:02:24.000
Flux: 17.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-15 19:55:12
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/2018bde