Discovery certificate for object 2018bee
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18132 [ 2018TNSTR.570....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-02 21:16:27
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 2018bee
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:30:58.690 (262.744542) DEC = +12:44:20.87 (12.739131)
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 18:43:12 (JD=2458239.28)


Remarks: hostless transient, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 18:43:12
Flux: 18.21 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 01:37:55
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/2018bee