Discovery certificate for object 2018aqs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17647 [ 2018TNSTR.454....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-07 17:40:27
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 2018aqs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ave
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:05:54.500 (241.477083) DEC = -62:59:39.26 (-62.994239)
Discovery date: 2018-04-03 02:51:21 (JD=2458211.6189931)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane. Candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-03 02:51:21
Flux: 17.75 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-04 16:50:52
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/2018aqs