Discovery certificate for object 2018avs
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17813 [ 2018TNSTR.505....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-17 23:26:55
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 2018avs
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ayy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:14:02.110 (78.508792) DEC = -67:12:05.36 (-67.201489)
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 09:07:12 (JD=2458224.88)


Remarks: blue star towards LMC brightens by 0.3 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 09:07:12
Flux: 17.16 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-14 18:43:12
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/2018avs