Discovery certificate for object 2018ajy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17437 [ 2018TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 14:59:55
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 2018ajy
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18arg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:43:39.390 (160.914125) DEC = -50:16:32.95 (-50.275819)
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 15:27:21 (JD=2458197.1439931)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane, candidate CV, aka ASASSN-18de

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 15:27:21
Flux: 17.56 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 03:48:57
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/2018ajy