Discovery certificate for object 2018anj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17540 [ 2018TNSTR.416....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-29 16:35:48
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 2018anj
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18asx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:24:57.500 (306.239583) DEC = +23:24:53.60 (23.414889)
Discovery date: 2018-03-26 14:47:02 (JD=2458204.1159954)


Remarks: Galactic plane transient near faint PanSTARRS source, rising

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-26 14:47:02
Flux: 18.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-02 01:23:31
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/2018anj