Discovery certificate for object 2018apa
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17595 [ 2018TNSTR.429....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-02 10:16:36
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 2018apa
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aug
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:15:34.610 (78.894208) DEC = +44:50:40.49 (44.844581)
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 17:25:26 (JD=2458208.2259954)


Remarks: Candidate CV, blue Galactic plane tranisent on the rise, near faint smudge in PanSTARRS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 17:25:26
Flux: 17.14 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-07 19:43:40
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/2018apa