Discovery certificate for object 2018bip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18279 [ 2018TNSTR.616....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-11 08:21:09
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 2018bip
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ber
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:56:39.160 (284.163167) DEC = -33:05:58.56 (-33.0996)
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 07:39:21 (JD=2458247.8189931)


Remarks: blue transient near DSS source close to Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 07:39:21
Flux: 16.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 02:06:43
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/2018bip