Discovery certificate for object 2018bev
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18153 [ 2018TNSTR.581....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 14:08:51
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 2018bev
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bdg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:40:41.500 (280.172917) DEC = -06:56:37.50 (-6.94375)
Discovery date: 2018-05-03 01:10:33 (JD=2458241.5489931)


Remarks: blue Galactic plane transient, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-03 01:10:33
Flux: 18.37 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 09:31:40
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/2018bev