Discovery certificate for object 2018bkt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18344 [ 2018TNSTR.629....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-13 08:57:46
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 2018bkt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bfa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:06:02.470 (271.510292) DEC = -01:17:44.34 (-1.29565)
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 08:54:14 (JD=2458249.8709954)


Remarks: Hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-11 08:54:14
Flux: 18.57 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-03 20:48:28
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/2018bkt