Discovery certificate for object 2018bhc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18228 [ 2018TNSTR.605....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-09 07:37:56
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: SN 2018bhc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bek
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:46:25.290 (251.605375) DEC = +25:25:17.26 (25.421461)
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 18:31:40 (JD=2458246.2719907)


Remarks: centre of galaxy SDSS J164625.30+252517.3 brightens by 1 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
Flux: 17.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-17 03:18:43
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/2018bhc