Discovery certificate for object 2018gig
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22677 [ 2018TNSTR1385....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-15 16:54:33
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 2018gig
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cqg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:56:01.790 (134.007458) DEC = -43:30:00.68 (-43.500189)
Discovery date: 2018-09-13 07:24:57 (JD=2458374.8089931)


Remarks: apparently hostless Galactic plane transient

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-13 07:24:57
Flux: 18.46 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-08-30 13:19:12
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/2018gig