Discovery certificate for object 2018ans
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17549 [ 2018TNSTR.416....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-29 16:45:35
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 2018ans
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18atg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:59:50.300 (44.959583) DEC = +43:42:01.69 (43.700469)
Discovery date: 2018-03-26 19:26:24 (JD=2458204.31)


Remarks: long term decline (by 0.2 mag) in Gaia source coincident with GALEXASC J025950.28+434201.4

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-26 19:26:24
Flux: 13.76 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-05 05:39:50
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/2018ans