Discovery certificate for object 2018bdq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18114 [ 2018TNSTR.565....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-30 14:36:10
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 2018bdq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:42:37.180 (280.654917) DEC = +06:40:54.34 (6.681761)
Discovery date: 2018-04-29 06:57:36 (JD=2458237.79)


Remarks: blue hostless Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-29 06:57:36
Flux: 18.05 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-25 03:18:43
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/2018bdq