Discovery certificate for object 2018akn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17453 [ 2018TNSTR.382....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-22 17:19:20
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 2018akn
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ars
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:33:18.940 (278.328917) DEC = +24:27:37.08 (24.4603)
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 13:17:45 (JD=2458199.0539931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 13:17:45
Flux: 18.29 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-12 09:25:55
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/2018akn