Discovery certificate for object 2018awf
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17835 [ 2018TNSTR.514....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-19 09:29:18
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 2018awf
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18azl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:31:48.840 (307.9535) DEC = +40:37:59.99 (40.633331)
Discovery date: 2018-04-18 12:44:38 (JD=2458227.0309954)


Remarks: Emission line star EM* VES 263 undergoing repeat outbursts

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-18 12:44:38
Flux: 11.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-02-04 07:07:40
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/2018awf