Discovery certificate for object 2018bks
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18343 [ 2018TNSTR.629....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-13 08:56:59
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 2018bks
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bez
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:17:00.290 (274.251208) DEC = -10:03:00.50 (-10.050139)
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 15:04:19 (JD=2458250.1279977)


Remarks: Red Galactic plane Gaia source brightens by 0.3 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 15:04:19
Flux: 18.03 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-18 04:04:48
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/2018bks