Discovery certificate for object 2018ava
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17789 [ 2018TNSTR.498....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-16 08:44:22
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 2018ava
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ayj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:26:41.840 (321.674333) DEC = +46:00:08.86 (46.002461)
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 12:40:19 (JD=2458223.0279977)


Remarks: Blue hostless transient declining near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-14 12:40:19
Flux: 17.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-21 12:33:07
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/2018ava