Discovery certificate for object 2018apt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17614 [ 2018TNSTR.442....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-04 09:17:50
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 2018apt
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aut
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:17:03.460 (244.264417) DEC = -54:00:36.61 (-54.010169)
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 16:30:43 (JD=2458209.1879977)


Remarks: declining blue transient in Galactic plane, candidate CV. Previously detected as ASASSN-18ec

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 16:30:43
Flux: 17.19 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-06 22:48:00
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/2018apt