Discovery certificate for object 2018B
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16198 [ 2018TNSTR...5....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-03 13:00:48
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 2018B
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aaj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:42:12.500 (25.552083) DEC = +69:55:47.46 (69.92985)
Discovery date: 2018-01-01 07:30:43 (JD=2458119.8129977)


Remarks: hostless transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-01 07:30:43
Flux: 18.73 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-17 09:14:24
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/2018B