Discovery certificate for object 2018bzw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18884 [ 2018TNSTR.717....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-28 02:57:56
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 2018bzw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bio
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:43:37.950 (295.908125) DEC = -03:11:11.04 (-3.1864)
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 21:02:52 (JD=2458259.3769907)


Remarks: blue transient close to faint PanSTARRS sources

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 21:02:52
Flux: 18.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-29 19:32:09
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/2018bzw