Discovery certificate for object 2018gto
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23045 [ 2018TNSTR1434....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-09-23 22:05:57
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 2018gto
Discoverer internal name: Gaia18cst
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:38:38.780 (189.661583) DEC = -62:20:57.80 (-62.349389)
Discovery date: 2018-09-21 01:58:04 (JD=2458382.5819907)


Remarks: 4 month decline in red Galactic plane source

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-21 01:58:04
Flux: 20.31 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2018-03-11 03:11:31
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/2018gto