Discovery certificate for object 2018amu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17516 [ 2018TNSTR.403....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-27 23:19:54
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 2018amu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18asl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:44:21.540 (101.08975) DEC = -08:29:52.84 (-8.498011)
Discovery date: 2018-03-24 22:32:09 (JD=2458202.4389931)


Remarks: hostless transient near Galactic Plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-24 22:32:09
Flux: 17.67 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 05:02:24
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/2018amu