Discovery certificate for object 2018aan
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17131 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:11:33
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 2018aan
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18amv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:07:51.990 (256.966625) DEC = -55:41:36.74 (-55.693539)
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 02:58:33.000 (JD=2458179.6239931)


Remarks: blue-ish transient near Glactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-02 02:58:33.000
Flux: 18.78 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-08 21:00:00
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/2018aan