Discovery certificate for object 2018el
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16426 [ 2018TNSTR..44....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-12 14:29:17
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 2018el
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18acw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:08:21.030 (17.087625) DEC = -60:42:44.06 (-60.712239)
Discovery date: 2018-01-10 05:06:43 (JD=2458128.7129977)


Remarks: hostless blue transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-10 05:06:43
Flux: 18.3 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-20 11:12:28
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/2018el