Discovery certificate for object 2018bec
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18130 [ 2018TNSTR.570....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-02 21:15:00
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 2018bec
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bcq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:03:38.050 (285.908542) DEC = -01:56:50.60 (-1.947389)
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 13:07:40 (JD=2458239.0469907)


Remarks: transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-30 13:07:40
Flux: 17.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 13:36:28
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/2018bec