Discovery certificate for object 2018aoa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17563 [ 2018TNSTR.423....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-31 08:45:21
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 2018aoa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18atj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:27:24.380 (96.851583) DEC = +16:13:29.57 (16.224881)
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 04:55:12 (JD=2458205.705)


Remarks: Galactic plane source brightens by 1.3 mags and gets bluer

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 04:55:12
Flux: 16.72 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-18 01:20:38
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/2018aoa