Discovery certificate for object 2018ecw
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20832 [ 2018TNSTR1030....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-25 06:02:45
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 2018ecw
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bvj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 22:21:44.770 (335.436542) DEC = +18:40:08.11 (18.668919)
Discovery date: 2018-07-20 00:20:09 (JD=2458319.5139931)


Remarks: known CV V* V521 Peg in outburst (>5 mags)

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-20 00:20:09
Flux: 11.86 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-28 12:44:38
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/2018ecw