Discovery certificate for object 2018emr
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21142 [ 2018TNSTR1068....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-01 09:44:37
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 2018emr
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18byk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:03:18.540 (255.82725) DEC = -73:58:12.68 (-73.970189)
Discovery date: 2018-07-30 08:23:59 (JD=2458329.8499884)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~3 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-30 08:23:59
Flux: 17.24 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-06-08 02:42:43
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/2018emr