Discovery certificate for object 2018aew
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17276 [ 2018TNSTR.337....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-12 09:36:05
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 2018aew
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aot
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:11:07.980 (32.78325) DEC = +30:54:07.02 (30.90195)
Discovery date: 2018-03-07 23:26:52 (JD=2458185.4769907)


Remarks: Erratic large amplitude variability in blue source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-07 23:26:52
Flux: 17.32 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-30 12:02:52
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/2018aew