Discovery certificate for object 2018abc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17153 [ 2018TNSTR.311....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-07 12:12:03
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 2018abc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:18:14.560 (229.560667) DEC = -52:38:38.47 (-52.644019)
Discovery date: 2018-03-05 02:52:48 (JD=2458182.62)


Remarks: blue transient declining near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-05 02:52:48
Flux: 17.04 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-05 09:07:12
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/2018abc