Discovery certificate for object 2018aug
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17763 [ 2018TNSTR.480....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-12 22:38:26
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 2018aug
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18aya
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:04:50.670 (331.211125) DEC = +40:08:38.54 (40.144039)
Discovery date: 2018-04-11 18:43:12 (JD=2458220.28)


Remarks: 0.8 mag increase in variable blue Gaia source. UV and X-ray detected.

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-11 18:43:12
Flux: 17.52 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-31 14:35:31
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/2018aug