Discovery certificate for object 2018erq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21310 [ 2018TNSTR1118....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-07 09:46:03
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 2018erq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cap
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:20:01.470 (245.006125) DEC = -54:46:11.96 (-54.769989)
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 02:42:43 (JD=2458334.6129977)


Remarks: blue transient near Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-04 02:42:43
Flux: 18.67 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-01 02:45:36
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/2018erq