Discovery certificate for object 2018biq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18281 [ 2018TNSTR.616....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-11 08:23:34
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 2018biq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bet
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:21:50.790 (320.461625) DEC = -61:24:29.99 (-61.408331)
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 08:12:28 (JD=2458247.8419907)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 08:12:28
Flux: 18.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-09 04:13:26
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/2018biq