Discovery certificate for object 2018bzs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18879 [ 2018TNSTR.717....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-28 02:54:49
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 2018bzs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bij
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:23:08.500 (140.785417) DEC = -17:21:42.05 (-17.361681)
Discovery date: 2018-05-25 09:48:57 (JD=2458263.9089931)


Remarks: candidate SN, near PanSTARRS galaxy GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-25 09:48:57
Flux: 17.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-21 04:17:45
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/2018bzs