Discovery certificate for object 2018ann
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17544 [ 2018TNSTR.416....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-29 16:40:48
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 2018ann
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18atb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:32:32.500 (293.135417) DEC = +06:45:07.85 (6.752181)
Discovery date: 2018-03-27 09:10:04.000 (JD=2458204.8819907)


Remarks: blue transient near faint PanSTARRS source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-27 09:10:04.000
Flux: 18.1 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-25 21:08:38
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/2018ann