Discovery certificate for object 2018exq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21496 [ 2018TNSTR1155....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-12 14:29:21
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 2018exq
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ccn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:13:48.480 (258.452) DEC = -37:37:23.30 (-37.623139)
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 02:55:40 (JD=2458340.6219907)


Remarks: apparently hostless blue transient near Galactic plane, declining

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 02:55:40
Flux: 17.58 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-29 08:25:26
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/2018exq