Discovery certificate for object 2018aoi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17571 [ 2018TNSTR.423....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-03-31 16:19:36
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 2018aoi
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18atr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:20:53.300 (320.222083) DEC = +28:39:52.92 (28.6647)
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 18:48:57 (JD=2458206.2839931)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by ~0.2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-28 18:48:57
Flux: 17.37 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-07-06 18:47:31
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/2018aoi