Discovery certificate for object 2018bdj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18106 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 10:49:25
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 2018bdj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:09:40.950 (92.420625) DEC = -15:42:40.72 (-15.711311)
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 03:38:52 (JD=2458236.6519907)


Remarks: 1.5 mag brightening in QSO B0607-157

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-28 03:38:52
Flux: 17.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-22 04:29:16
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/2018bdj