Discovery certificate for object 2018bty
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18682 [ 2018TNSTR.670....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-19 15:22:28
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 2018bty
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bfz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:34:08.900 (98.537083) DEC = +04:29:38.44 (4.494011)
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 22:04:48 (JD=2458253.42)


Remarks: Gaia source coincident with X-ray source [WFT2009] RMCX 233 brightens by 0.7 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 22:04:48
Flux: 17.74 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-13 11:19:40
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/2018bty