Discovery certificate for object 2018abu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17175 [ 2018TNSTR.317....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-08 12:57:42
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 2018abu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18anv
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:40:40.430 (220.168458) DEC = -62:23:22.34 (-62.389539)
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 21:02:52 (JD=2458184.3769907)


Remarks: hostless blue Galactic plane transient, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-06 21:02:52
Flux: 18.62 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-06 11:03:50
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/2018abu