Discovery certificate for object 2018asr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17710 [ 2018TNSTR.471....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-10 10:58:24
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 2018asr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aws
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:29:17.500 (202.322917) DEC = -73:20:58.45 (-73.349569)
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 21:07:12 (JD=2458215.38)


Remarks: bright blue transient brightening near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 21:07:12
Flux: 14.38 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-08 17:02:24
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/2018asr