Discovery certificate for object 2018bex
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18155 [ 2018TNSTR.581....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 14:09:51
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 2018bex
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bdi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:22:14.820 (350.56175) DEC = -40:37:47.60 (-40.629889)
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 08:09:36 (JD=2458222.84)


Remarks: candidate SN declining near galaxy 2MASX J23221494-4037437, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 08:09:36
Flux: 17.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-09 19:16:19
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/2018bex