Discovery certificate for object 2018bul
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18698 [ 2018TNSTR.677....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-20 20:17:56
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: SN 2018bul
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:42:18.930 (280.578875) DEC = -55:39:11.77 (-55.653269)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 14:06:43 (JD=2458254.0879977)


Remarks: candidate SN near galaxy 2MASX J18421955-5539061, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 14:06:43
Flux: 18.63 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-04 04:16:19
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/2018bul