Discovery certificate for object 2018bdy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18125 [ 2018TNSTR.567....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-01 11:39:14
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 2018bdy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:01:34.440 (75.3935) DEC = -18:00:16.42 (-18.004561)
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 05:09:36 (JD=2458238.715)


Remarks: New blue source near the centre of galaxy 2MASX J05013439-1800185 at z~0.056

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 05:09:36
Flux: 18.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-19 00:20:09
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/2018bdy