Discovery certificate for object 2018ape
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17599 [ 2018TNSTR.429....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-02 10:45:53
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 2018ape
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18auk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:55:35.110 (268.896292) DEC = -40:58:20.35 (-40.972319)
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 04:07:40 (JD=2458208.6719907)


Remarks: >4 mag brightening of Galactic plane Gaia source, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 04:07:40
Flux: 16.15 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 10:29:16
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/2018ape