Discovery certificate for object 2018cgz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19176 [ 2018TNSTR.771....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-07 19:05:18
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018cgz
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bks
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:40:11.000 (10.045833) DEC = +40:35:59.03 (40.599731)
Discovery date: 2018-06-02 18:12:57 (JD=2458272.2589931)


Remarks: candidate nova in M31

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-02 18:12:57
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-02 13:59:31
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/2018cgz