Discovery certificate for object 2018R
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16239 [ 2018TNSTR..13....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-05 21:00:14
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 2018R
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18abj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:57:08.150 (164.283958) DEC = -62:06:49.43 (-62.113731)
Discovery date: 2018-01-04 04:14:52 (JD=2458122.6769907)


Remarks: transient on DSS source near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-04 04:14:52
Flux: 18.61 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-12 18:05:45
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/2018R