Discovery certificate for object 2018bkr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18342 [ 2018TNSTR.629....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-13 08:55:25
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 2018bkr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bey
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:26:02.450 (276.510208) DEC = -20:01:47.42 (-20.029839)
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 19:26:24 (JD=2458248.31)


Remarks: Hostless transient near the Galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-09 19:26:24
Flux: 18.96 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-28 19:59:31
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/2018bkr