Discovery certificate for object 2018gqx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 22954 [ 2018TNSTR1413....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-19 11:38:05
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 2018gqx
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18crq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:37:28.580 (24.369083) DEC = +34:12:14.44 (34.204011)
Discovery date: 2018-09-17 17:32:38 (JD=2458379.2309954)


Remarks: Fast 0.8 mag brightening and fading of a red Gaia source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-17 17:32:38
Flux: 18.27 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-09-10 07:12:00
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/2018gqx