Discovery certificate for object 2018apg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17601 [ 2018TNSTR.429....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-02 10:48:40
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 2018apg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aum
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:02:02.660 (270.511083) DEC = -36:19:59.63 (-36.333231)
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 14:16:48 (JD=2458208.095)


Remarks: Galactic plane Gaia source brightens by 1.5 mags over 3 years

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 14:16:48
Flux: 16.7 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-09 10:23:31
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/2018apg