Discovery certificate for object 2018bm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16324 [ 2018TNSTR..23....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-07 21:05:30
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 2018bm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:01:25.040 (150.354333) DEC = -63:15:05.94 (-63.25165)
Discovery date: 2018-01-05 16:17:45 (JD=2458124.1789931)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane, declining fast, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-05 16:17:45
Flux: 18.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-12 10:26:24
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/2018bm