Discovery certificate for object 2018bzy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18886 [ 2018TNSTR.717....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-28 03:17:13
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 2018bzy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18biq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:00:50.340 (315.20975) DEC = -03:58:41.41 (-3.978169)
Discovery date: 2018-05-26 01:14:52 (JD=2458264.5519907)


Remarks: hostless blue transient, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-26 01:14:52
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-27 03:12:57
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/2018bzy