Discovery certificate for object 2018apr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17612 [ 2018TNSTR.442....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-04 09:03:48
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 2018apr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aur
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:51:36.670 (297.902792) DEC = -05:58:24.74 (-5.973539)
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 13:33:35 (JD=2458208.0649884)


Remarks: blue transient near faint extended source in PanSTARRS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-30 13:33:35
Flux: 18.8 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-23 02:55:40
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/2018apr