Discovery certificate for object 2018apz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17620 [ 2018TNSTR.442....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-04 09:41:45
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 2018apz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18auz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:27:08.720 (96.786333) DEC = +45:34:43.03 (45.578619)
Discovery date: 2018-04-01 23:19:40 (JD=2458210.4719907)


Remarks: variable blue source GALEXASC J062708.74+453443.3 brightens by 1.4 mag. Previous events seen in CRTS

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-01 23:19:40
Flux: 15.97 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-11-01 21:04:19
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/2018apz