Discovery certificate for object 2018asl
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17704 [ 2018TNSTR.471....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-10 09:10:13
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 2018asl
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18awm
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:34:30.140 (173.625583) DEC = -57:50:09.46 (-57.835961)
Discovery date: 2018-04-05 17:13:55 (JD=2458214.2179977)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic plane brightens by ~0.25 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-05 17:13:55
Flux: 18.44 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-01 07:17:45
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/2018asl