Discovery certificate for object 2018bdf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18101 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:13:35
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 2018bdf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:31:44.850 (292.936875) DEC = +06:20:50.50 (6.347361)
Discovery date: 2018-04-27 19:04:48 (JD=2458236.295)


Remarks: blue hostless transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-27 19:04:48
Flux: 18.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 13:24:57
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/2018bdf