Discovery certificate for object 2018aop
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17581 [ 2018TNSTR.425....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-01 12:39:23
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 2018aop
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18atw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:03:17.300 (300.822083) DEC = +02:34:46.02 (2.57945)
Discovery date: 2018-03-29 19:23:31 (JD=2458207.3079977)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane, hostless, rising, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-29 19:23:31
Flux: 17.25 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-25 21:01:26
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/2018aop