Discovery certificate for object 2018enq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21174 [ 2018TNSTR1083....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-03 13:17:57
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Reporting Group: GaiaAlerts     Discovery Data Source: 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 2018enq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18byt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:50:24.390 (222.601625) DEC = -58:03:04.97 (-58.051381)
Discovery date: 2018-07-31 14:44:09 (JD=2458331.1139931)


Remarks: long term decline (~2mags) followed by rapid rise (~ 2mags) in Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-31 14:44:09
Flux: 18.82 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-06 10:45:07
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/2018enq