Discovery certificate for object 2018ako
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17454 [ 2018TNSTR.382....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-22 17:20:17
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 2018ako
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18art
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:54:02.880 (163.512) DEC = -47:41:47.69 (-47.696581)
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 09:27:21 (JD=2458198.8939931)


Remarks: blue hostless transient. 2.5 mag rise in 0.5d after first detection. candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-21 09:27:21
Flux: 19.53 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-02 05:34:04
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/2018ako