Discovery certificate for object 2018bdg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18102 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:16:38
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: SN 2018bdg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:59:37.000 (179.904167) DEC = +27:31:50.05 (27.530569)
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 01:09:07 (JD=2458236.5479977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy SDSS J115937.07+273150.7

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 01:09:07
Flux: 18.88 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-19 07:03:21
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/2018bdg