Discovery certificate for object 2018bkq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18341 [ 2018TNSTR.629....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-13 08:54:31
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 2018bkq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bex
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:17:50.670 (274.461125) DEC = -12:07:28.45 (-12.124569)
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 03:05:45 (JD=2458249.6289931)


Remarks: Red source in Galactic plane fades by 0.4 mag. Previous events seen.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 03:05:45
Flux: 19.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-27 03:38:52
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/2018bkq