Discovery certificate for object 2018arq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17675 [ 2018TNSTR.464....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-09 12:57:46
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 2018arq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18avt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:19:05.470 (289.772792) DEC = -44:56:42.76 (-44.945211)
Discovery date: 2018-04-03 14:15:21 (JD=2458212.0939931)


Remarks: blue declining transient, candidate CV, aka CRTS SSS100901 J191905-445643

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-03 14:15:21
Flux: 17.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-15 14:52:48
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/2018arq