Discovery certificate for object 2018buo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18701 [ 2018TNSTR.677....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-20 20:20:46
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018buo
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:40:50.180 (280.209083) DEC = -47:40:46.27 (-47.679519)
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 19:59:31 (JD=2458254.3329977)


Remarks: centre of galaxy 2MASX J18405020-4740462 brightens by 0.7 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-15 19:59:31
Flux: 17.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-12 08:51:21
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/2018buo