Discovery certificate for object 2018ept
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21245 [ 2018TNSTR1103....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-05 18:19:09
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 2018ept
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bzj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:40:58.830 (235.245125) DEC = -64:11:45.31 (-64.195919)
Discovery date: 2018-07-31 20:36:57 (JD=2458331.3589931)


Remarks: Gaia source near Galactic Plane brightens by ~0.4 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-31 20:36:57
Flux: 18.84 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-12-22 00:04:19
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/2018ept