Discovery certificate for object 2018ei
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16422 [ 2018TNSTR..40....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-11 18:37:35
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 2018ei
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18acs
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:50:52.320 (72.718) DEC = -69:16:47.03 (-69.279731)
Discovery date: 2018-01-09 22:45:07 (JD=2458128.4479977)


Remarks: Gaia Source (towards LMC) brightens by ~0.2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-09 22:45:07
Flux: 16.68 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-13 07:37:55
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/2018ei