Discovery certificate for object 2018asq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17709 [ 2018TNSTR.471....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-10 10:57:29
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 2018asq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18awr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:35:42.500 (173.927083) DEC = -63:01:28.56 (-63.0246)
Discovery date: 2018-04-07 03:23:02 (JD=2458215.6409954)


Remarks: bright blue Galactic plane transient declining (but 35 arcsecs from 3rd mag star)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-07 03:23:02
Flux: 14.28 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-06 23:09:36
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/2018asq