Discovery certificate for object 2018anb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17523 [ 2018TNSTR.403....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-27 23:27:04
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 2018anb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ass
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:58:50.100 (254.70875) DEC = -23:56:13.99 (-23.937219)
Discovery date: 2018-03-25 22:01:55 (JD=2458203.4179977)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-25 22:01:55
Flux: 18.94 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-03 16:14:52
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/2018anb