Discovery certificate for object 2018beb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18129 [ 2018TNSTR.570....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-02 21:14:29
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 2018beb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:57:28.520 (269.368833) DEC = +08:52:12.11 (8.870031)
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 18:50:24 (JD=2458239.285)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 18:50:24
Flux: 16.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-22 21:24:28
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/2018beb