Discovery certificate for object 2018bk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16321 [ 2018TNSTR..23....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-07 21:02:44
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 2018bk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:26:49.550 (336.706458) DEC = -66:42:45.61 (-66.712669)
Discovery date: 2018-01-05 05:02:24 (JD=2458123.71)


Remarks: candidate SN in galaxy APMUKS(BJ) B222313.26-665803.8, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-05 05:02:24
Flux: 18.67 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-23 12:44:38
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/2018bk