Discovery certificate for object 2018atu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17748 [ 2018TNSTR.480....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-12 06:42:55
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 2018atu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18axp
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 10:18:52.850 (154.720208) DEC = -52:24:41.29 (-52.411469)
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 05:25:26 (JD=2458218.7259954)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 05:25:26
Flux: 17.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-18 17:16:48
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/2018atu