Discovery certificate for object 2018emd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21123 [ 2018TNSTR1060....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-31 11:24:47
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 2018emd
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bye
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:54:36.050 (208.650208) DEC = -61:02:34.15 (-61.042819)
Discovery date: 2018-07-29 08:42:43 (JD=2458328.8629977)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~3 mags, previous outburst in lightcurve

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-29 08:42:43
Flux: 17.26 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-15 21:08:38
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/2018emd