Discovery certificate for object 2018bfb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18159 [ 2018TNSTR.581....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-05 21:03:21
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 2018bfb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bdl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:50:51.370 (282.714042) DEC = -07:39:32.44 (-7.659011)
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 13:12:00 (JD=2458241.05)


Remarks: blue hostless Galactic plane transient, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-02 13:12:00
Flux: 18.65 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 21:30:14
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/2018bfb