Discovery certificate for object 2018bxw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18826 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 07:57:01
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 2018bxw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bha
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:17:09.190 (289.288292) DEC = -12:16:01.67 (-12.267131)
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 09:12:57 (JD=2458257.8839931)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-19 09:12:57
Flux: 17.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-02 13:19:12
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/2018bxw