Discovery certificate for object 2018bgk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18208 [ 2018TNSTR.592....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 11:22:58
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: SN 2018bgk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bdz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:48:39.150 (297.163125) DEC = -26:45:41.69 (-26.761581)
Discovery date: 2018-05-04 07:35:02 (JD=2458242.8159954)


Remarks: blue transient near faint extended PanSTARRS source, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia close to max

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-04 07:35:02
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-02 09:41:45
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/2018bgk