Discovery certificate for object 2018P
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16237 [ 2018TNSTR..13....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-05 20:54:18
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 2018P
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:42:14.410 (340.560042) DEC = +46:36:40.86 (46.61135)
Discovery date: 2018-01-04 06:59:02 (JD=2458122.7909954)


Remarks: blue transient rising on/near very faint PanSTARRS source, near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-04 06:59:02
Flux: 17.9 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-09 09:02:52
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/2018P