Discovery certificate for object 2018eqm
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21275 [ 2018TNSTR1103....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-05 23:11:49
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 2018eqm
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18bzr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:04:16.640 (256.069333) DEC = -59:34:40.51 (-59.577919)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 02:35:31 (JD=2458334.6079977)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 02:35:31
Flux: 18.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-02 22:29:16
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/2018eqm