Discovery certificate for object 2018bts
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18674 [ 2018TNSTR.670....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-19 15:12:52
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 2018bts
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bfr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:23:27.970 (275.866542) DEC = +44:46:59.30 (44.783139)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 00:23:02 (JD=2458253.5159954)


Remarks: candidate SN near extended PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 00:23:02
Flux: 18.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-21 02:15:21
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/2018bts