Discovery certificate for object 2018apq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17611 [ 2018TNSTR.442....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-04 09:00:58
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 2018apq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18auq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:19:03.260 (4.763583) DEC = +53:49:36.41 (53.826781)
Discovery date: 2018-04-01 06:10:04 (JD=2458209.7569907)


Remarks: Blue hostless transient rising. Candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-01 06:10:04
Flux: 17.65 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-14 06:01:26
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/2018apq