Discovery certificate for object 2018ben
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18143 [ 2018TNSTR.581....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 11:03:39
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 2018ben
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:05:35.010 (106.395875) DEC = +09:26:14.86 (9.437461)
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 05:54:14 (JD=2458240.7459954)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient on very faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 05:54:14
Flux: 18.99 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-19 16:22:04
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/2018ben