Discovery certificate for object 2018ask
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17703 [ 2018TNSTR.471....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-10 09:04:52
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 2018ask
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18awl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:21:55.780 (275.482417) DEC = -63:49:15.17 (-63.820881)
Discovery date: 2018-04-05 04:24:57 (JD=2458213.6839931)


Remarks: hostless, blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-05 04:24:57
Flux: 17.87 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-02 09:10:04
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/2018ask