Discovery certificate for object 2018bun
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18700 [ 2018TNSTR.677....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-20 20:19:53
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 2018bun
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:40:16.560 (100.069) DEC = +16:13:40.22 (16.227839)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 10:16:19 (JD=2458253.9279977)


Remarks: blue hostless transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 10:16:19
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-05 23:57:07
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/2018bun