Discovery certificate for object 2018bdu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18121 [ 2018TNSTR.567....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-01 11:36:50
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 2018bdu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bci
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:11:11.060 (287.796083) DEC = +01:33:19.76 (1.555489)
Discovery date: 2018-04-29 13:06:14 (JD=2458238.0459954)


Remarks: new blue source in the Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-29 13:06:14
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 09:18:43
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/2018bdu