Discovery certificate for object 2018els
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21110 [ 2018TNSTR1056....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-30 17:01:45
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 2018els
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bxt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:50:13.510 (207.556292) DEC = -69:16:23.74 (-69.273261)
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 08:34:04 (JD=2458327.8569907)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-28 08:34:04
Flux: 18.55 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-15 09:00:00
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/2018els