Discovery certificate for object 2018api
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17603 [ 2018TNSTR.429....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-02 10:51:56
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 2018api
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18auo
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:12:50.810 (273.211708) DEC = -34:16:45.62 (-34.279339)
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 14:13:55 (JD=2458208.0929977)


Remarks: candidate microlensing event, Gaia source brightens by 0.6 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 14:13:55
Flux: 17.79 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-10 04:22:04
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/2018api