Discovery certificate for object 2018apx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17618 [ 2018TNSTR.442....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-04 09:24:24
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 2018apx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aux
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:01:51.480 (105.4645) DEC = +29:26:13.38 (29.43705)
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 17:03:50 (JD=2458209.2109954)


Remarks: Gaia source, coincident with UV source GALEXASC J070151.48+292613.8, brightens by 0.3 mag

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-03-31 17:03:50
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-09-26 12:05:45
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/2018apx