Discovery certificate for object 2018aiz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17406 [ 2018TNSTR.365....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-19 11:52:13
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 2018aiz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aqq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:37:29.080 (174.371167) DEC = -52:19:04.12 (-52.317811)
Discovery date: 2018-03-16 21:17:16 (JD=2458194.3869907)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-16 21:17:16
Flux: 17.85 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 05:26:52
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/2018aiz