Discovery certificate for object 2018erg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21298 [ 2018TNSTR1110....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-06 12:34:00
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 2018erg
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cak
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:31:09.350 (277.788958) DEC = -63:31:43.64 (-63.528789)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 14:26:52 (JD=2458335.1019907)


Remarks: 1 mag increase on variable blue Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 14:26:52
Flux: 18.49 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-05-31 02:28:19
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/2018erg