Discovery certificate for object 2018acy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17206 [ 2018TNSTR.329....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-10 10:02:51
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 2018acy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aod
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:53:27.590 (208.364958) DEC = -67:25:00.98 (-67.416939)
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 09:10:04 (JD=2458185.8819907)


Remarks: candidate Galactic Nova, extremely bright

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-08 09:10:04
Flux: 6.77 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-12 08:42:43
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/2018acy