Discovery certificate for object 2018aax
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17143 [ 2018TNSTR.300....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-05 15:41:14
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 2018aax
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anh
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:41:39.650 (250.415208) DEC = -48:56:40.78 (-48.944661)
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 20:51:21 (JD=2458179.3689931)


Remarks: ~1mag dip in Gaia Source after gradual decline

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-01 20:51:21
Flux: 19 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-07-31 07:03:21
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/2018aax