Discovery certificate for object 2018bu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16336 [ 2018TNSTR..32....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-09 09:32:48
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 2018bu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:41:30.950 (325.378958) DEC = +36:22:26.72 (36.374089)
Discovery date: 2018-01-07 12:50:24 (JD=2458126.035)


Remarks: candidate SN declining near galaxy 2MASX J21413070+3622258. GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-07 12:50:24
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-06 03:04:19
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/2018bu