Discovery certificate for object 2018bzx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18885 [ 2018TNSTR.717....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-28 03:16:37
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 2018bzx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bip
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:36:40.750 (309.169792) DEC = -17:55:13.15 (-17.920319)
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 19:33:36 (JD=2458239.315)


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

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 19:33:36
Flux: 20.41 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-03 19:42:14
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/2018bzx