Discovery certificate for object 2018gcu
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22504 [ 2018TNSTR1343....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-10 09:03:11
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 2018gcu
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cno
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:26:30.520 (291.627167) DEC = +09:17:06.18 (9.28505)
Discovery date: 2018-09-05 23:39:50 (JD=2458367.4859954)


Remarks: 1.5 mag outburst on Gaia source near the Galactic plane

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-05 23:39:50
Flux: 17.59 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-04-27 08:49:55
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/2018gcu