Discovery certificate for object 2018exu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 21500 [ 2018TNSTR1155....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-08-12 14:32:46
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 2018exu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18ccr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 17:42:20.410 (265.585042) DEC = -43:53:49.13 (-43.896981)
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 02:48:28 (JD=2458340.6169907)


Remarks: Gaia source brightens by ~2 mags

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-08-10 02:48:28
Flux: 17.6 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-31 10:13:26
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/2018exu