Discovery certificate for object 2018bn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16326 [ 2018TNSTR..23....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-07 21:06:51
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 2018bn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:47:59.630 (341.998458) DEC = -57:55:09.52 (-57.919311)
Discovery date: 2018-01-06 05:12:28 (JD=2458124.7169907)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy LEDA 164260

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-06 05:12:28
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-24 18:53:16
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/2018bn