Discovery certificate for object 2018aag
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17124 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:01:49
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018aag
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:11:14.270 (257.809458) DEC = -51:45:39.17 (-51.760881)
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 08:55:40.000 (JD=2458178.8719907)


Remarks: candidate CV, hostless blue transient, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 08:55:40.000
Flux: 18.47 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-08 10:42:14
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/2018aag