Discovery certificate for object 2018bhh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18234 [ 2018TNSTR.605....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-09 09:31:47
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 2018bhh
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18beq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:26:00.340 (276.501417) DEC = -15:25:40.91 (-15.428031)
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 09:05:45 (JD=2458245.8789931)


Remarks: 1 mag blue flare on the otherwise red star in the Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-07 09:05:45
Flux: 18.32 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-17 22:09:07
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/2018bhh