Discovery certificate for object 2018akc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17442 [ 2018TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 15:06:00
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 2018akc
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18arl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:23:02.520 (230.7605) DEC = -17:18:15.26 (-17.304239)
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 22:10:33 (JD=2458197.4239931)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~1.7 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-19 22:10:33
Flux: 15.05 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-18 03:34:33
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/2018akc