Discovery certificate for object 2018bva
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18715 [ 2018TNSTR.682....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-21 08:59:20
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 2018bva
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:29:08.690 (277.286208) DEC = +20:52:42.71 (20.878531)
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 20:35:31 (JD=2458253.3579977)


Remarks: blue transient 27 arcsecs from galaxy 2MASX J18290722+2052247, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-14 20:35:31
Flux: 18.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-26 08:31:12
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/2018bva