Discovery certificate for object 2018avx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17819 [ 2018TNSTR.508....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-18 13:51:52
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 2018avx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18azc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:02:35.750 (135.648958) DEC = -38:10:45.08 (-38.179189)
Discovery date: 2018-04-17 11:41:16 (JD=2458225.9869907)


Remarks: long-term dimming of ~2mags of Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-17 11:41:16
Flux: 19.93 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-01-09 22:03:21
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/2018avx