Discovery certificate for object 2018buw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18710 [ 2018TNSTR.677....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-20 21:04:32
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 2018buw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:53:31.620 (283.38175) DEC = -09:28:05.20 (-9.468111)
Discovery date: 2018-05-16 21:08:38 (JD=2458255.3809954)


Remarks: blue transient coincident with faint PanSTARRS source in Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-16 21:08:38
Flux: 18.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-03 01:14:52
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/2018buw