Discovery certificate for object 2018akg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17446 [ 2018TNSTR.375....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-21 15:09:50
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 2018akg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18arp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:55:03.690 (88.765375) DEC = -19:39:15.52 (-19.654311)
Discovery date: 2018-03-20 22:27:50 (JD=2458198.4359954)


Remarks: red Gaia source brightens by ~1.5 mags, fast decline

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-20 22:27:50
Flux: 15.92 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-27 11:00:57
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/2018akg