Discovery certificate for object 2018aat
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17138 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:28:17
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 2018aat
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:10:35.680 (257.648667) DEC = -66:32:07.51 (-66.535419)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 22:58:04 (JD=2458159.4569907)


Remarks: blue transient near faint DSS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 22:58:04
Flux: 18.01 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-08 01:56:38
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/2018aat