Discovery certificate for object 2018btv
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18679 [ 2018TNSTR.670....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-19 15:18:41
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 2018btv
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bfw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:48:54.770 (102.228208) DEC = +65:15:48.10 (65.263361)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 11:06:43 (JD=2458253.9629977)


Remarks: blue transient near faint galaxy SDSS J064855.07+651547.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 11:06:43
Flux: 18.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-06 01:22:04
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/2018btv