Discovery certificate for object 2018abt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17174 [ 2018TNSTR.317....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-08 12:56:36
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 2018abt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anu
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:08:21.980 (182.091583) DEC = +82:28:45.12 (82.4792)
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 20:24:00 (JD=2458184.35)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 20:24:00
Flux: 18.99 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-13 20:28:19
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/2018abt