Discovery certificate for object 2018aqu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17649 [ 2018TNSTR.454....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-07 17:42:28
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 2018aqu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18avg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:56:52.490 (269.218708) DEC = -55:03:44.46 (-55.06235)
Discovery date: 2018-04-02 22:20:38 (JD=2458211.4309954)


Remarks: Blue hostless transient, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-02 22:20:38
Flux: 17.17 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-28 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/2018aqu