Discovery certificate for object 2018awb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17825 [ 2018TNSTR.508....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-18 13:55:08
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 2018awb
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18azi
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 21:12:03.340 (318.013917) DEC = +39:08:12.23 (39.136731)
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 18:47:31 (JD=2458225.2829977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-16 18:47:31
Flux: 18.38 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-24 00:40:19
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/2018awb