Discovery certificate for object 2018bgn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18211 [ 2018TNSTR.592....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-07 11:24:11
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 2018bgn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bec
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:33:42.400 (278.426667) DEC = -14:13:52.03 (-14.231119)
Discovery date: 2018-05-05 19:17:45 (JD=2458244.3039931)


Remarks: Gaia Galactic plane source brightens by 1.8 mags and becomes bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-05 19:17:45
Flux: 12.83 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-12 04:03:21
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/2018bgn