Discovery certificate for object 2018bxy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18828 [ 2018TNSTR.708....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-25 07:58:45
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 2018bxy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bhc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:11:08.840 (287.786833) DEC = +00:30:39.10 (0.510861)
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 07:12:00 (JD=2458256.8)


Remarks: hostless transient near Galactic Plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-18 07:12:00
Flux: 18.51 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-29 20:54:14
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/2018bxy