Discovery certificate for object 2018bcs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18087 [ 2018TNSTR.561....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-29 16:17:46
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 2018bcs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bbe
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:53:23.280 (313.347) DEC = +08:58:42.82 (8.978561)
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 13:14:52 (JD=2458233.0519907)


Remarks: candidate CV, 1.7 mag brightening in Gaia source coincident with ASASSN-14jx

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-24 13:14:52
Flux: 17.39 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 01:12:00
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/2018bcs