Discovery certificate for object 2018atg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17733 [ 2018TNSTR.474....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-11 13:14:47
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 2018atg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18axf
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:20:40.550 (335.168958) DEC = +44:03:53.39 (44.064831)
Discovery date: 2018-04-09 12:37:26 (JD=2458218.0259954)


Remarks: Bright blue transient near Galactic plane, near faint PanSTARRS source, candidate CV

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-09 12:37:26
Flux: 14.84 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-24 06:25:55
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/2018atg