Discovery certificate for object 2018bxk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18811 [ 2018TNSTR.696....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-23 19:12:13
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 2018bxk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bgy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:06:25.830 (106.607625) DEC = +33:20:01.64 (33.333789)
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 04:37:55 (JD=2458258.6929977)


Remarks: candidate SN, near DSS blob, GS-TEC predicts SN Ia

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-20 04:37:55
Flux: 18.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-08 16:30:43
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/2018bxk