Discovery certificate for object 2018cta
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19630 [ 2018TNSTR.859....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-20 21:52:17
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 2018cta
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18boz
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 05:42:41.750 (85.673958) DEC = -69:05:03.01 (-69.084169)
Discovery date: 2018-06-18 20:24:00 (JD=2458288.35)


Remarks: blue Gaia source in LMC brightens by ~0.4 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-18 20:24:00
Flux: 17.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-11-10 05:32:38
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/2018cta