Discovery certificate for object 2018aky
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17464 [ 2018TNSTR.386....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-23 17:24:10
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018aky
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18arx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:14:40.260 (288.66775) DEC = +28:06:48.10 (28.113361)
Discovery date: 2018-03-22 08:54:14 (JD=2458199.8709954)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-22 08:54:14
Flux: 18.45 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-07 21:17:16
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/2018aky