Discovery certificate for object 2018btz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18683 [ 2018TNSTR.670....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-19 15:23:28
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 2018btz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bga
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:57:34.600 (284.394167) DEC = -70:07:29.24 (-70.124789)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 02:19:40 (JD=2458253.5969907)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 6dFGS gJ185735.0-700731, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 02:19:40
Flux: 18.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-07 02:42:43
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/2018btz