Discovery certificate for object 2018ber
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18149 [ 2018TNSTR.581....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 11:09:58
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 2018ber
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bdc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:37:17.770 (69.324042) DEC = -19:08:24.86 (-19.140239)
Discovery date: 2018-05-01 23:05:16 (JD=2458240.4619907)


Remarks: blue transient close to faint extended PanSTARRS source, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-01 23:05:16
Flux: 18.06 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-17 18:21:36
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/2018ber