Discovery certificate for object 2018bgt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18218 [ 2018TNSTR.599....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-08 11:06:49
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 2018bgt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bee
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:56:36.750 (284.153125) DEC = -25:35:41.75 (-25.594931)
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 03:17:16 (JD=2458245.6369907)


Remarks: Hostless blue transient near the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 03:17:16
Flux: 16.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-30 21:46:04
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/2018bgt