Discovery certificate for object 2018bsd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18627 [ 2018TNSTR.648....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-16 10:43:09
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 2018bsd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bfp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:33:32.960 (278.387333) DEC = -03:06:23.26 (-3.106461)
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 19:13:26 (JD=2458253.3009954)


Remarks: Galactic plane source brightens by 2.5 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 19:13:26
Flux: 15.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-02 08:52:48
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/2018bsd