Discovery certificate for object 2018cbk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18958 [ 2018TNSTR.721....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-29 09:25:16
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 2018cbk
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bis
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:32:59.920 (263.249667) DEC = -64:17:17.70 (-64.28825)
Discovery date: 2018-05-26 10:16:19 (JD=2458264.9279977)


Remarks: blue hostless transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-26 10:16:19
Flux: 17.69 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-25 22:16:19
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/2018cbk