Discovery certificate for object 2018bzi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18865 [ 2018TNSTR.711....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-26 11:12:11
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 2018bzi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bid
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:55:55.460 (238.981083) DEC = -70:20:18.49 (-70.338469)
Discovery date: 2018-05-23 14:36:57 (JD=2458262.1089931)


Remarks: transient in Galactic plane, but also 25 arcsecs from galaxy 2MASX J15555989-7020069

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-23 14:36:57
Flux: 18.27 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-05 08:55:40
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/2018bzi