Discovery certificate for object 2018bgm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18210 [ 2018TNSTR.592....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 11:23:45
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 2018bgm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18beb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:39:31.950 (279.883125) DEC = -16:55:55.16 (-16.931989)
Discovery date: 2018-05-06 01:20:38 (JD=2458244.5559954)


Remarks: Gaia Galactic plane source brightens by 0.5 mag, candidate microlensing event

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-06 01:20:38
Flux: 17.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-28 19:53:45
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/2018bgm